We first visited Sanger in 2004 and quickly fell in love with the County House. Someone had told us it was the former post office in Sanger, but we visited again in 2013 and an area resident told us it was known as the County House — the remnant of a boarding house from the horse and wagon days. Back then, it was a two day journey between Minot and Bismarck, and the County House’s location in Sanger was a convenient stopping point for travelers to spend the night.
We watched for a decade as the condition of the County House got progressively worse until, last week, our friend Kelsey Rusch sent us a photo of the County House now.
The Sanger County House is now just a pile of lumber. If you never got to see it as it was, here are a few of our photos when it was still standing.
Original content copyright © 2015 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