This is an abandoned country school in Albion Township, Dickey County, about eight miles northwest of Ellendale.
There was a short stretch of gravel road that was pretty rough on the way to this place, but we got rewarded with the sound of pure prairie once we arrived — We arrived shortly before sunset and we were greeted by crickets and wind through the grass.
We visited this school on the spur of the moment after we discovered a church we intended to visit nearby turned out not to be what we expected. As a result, we didn’t do any advance research about this place and we know very little about it. If you know anything about this country school, please leave a comment below.
By modern standards, the facilities were less than ideal in this small school. By prairie school standards, these would have been luxury accommodations — meaning, not an outhouse!
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright © 2016 Sonic Tremor Media
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy