Lake Williams, North Dakota is a small town, an unincorporated community, in Kidder County, about 30 miles southwest of Carrington.
Lake Williams had a population of over 80 residents in 1930, but the town shrank slowly over several decades and the post office closed in 1971.
We visited Lake Williams primarily to photograph this old store/lumberyard.
Lake Williams is something of a hot spot for anglers, and there’s a water access ramp down the road from the elevator.
It was March 15th when we visited and uncharacteristically warm… over 70 degrees. The rapid melt left access to a few places very wet, and we were forced to wait until next time to shoot a few more places we saw.
Some wiseguy painted a ‘B’ over the ‘G’ on the “Brain Elevator.”
Do you have our hardcover coffee table book, Churches of the High Plains?
Kim Ripplinger wrote us about this relic just south of Lake Williams. It is an unfinished cement barn. Kim says “Everything is made of cement… the stallion stalls, water and feed troughs, ….it has an amazing history and I feel so proud that it belongs to my family.”
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy