Grassy Butte, ND is in a very sparsely populated area of western North Dakota, in southern McKenzie County. It does not appear in any of the census records back as far as 1960, but it reportedly harbored 100 citizens at one time. Monica Hardy contributed these photos in 2010 with the following comments:
The building that looks like a church in the background of the post office/museum pictures are of a private home. Someone renovated the home. There were other bldgs in the town that had been renovated into private homes. This town is very close to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park… no hotels located in this town at present.
Terry and I passed through Grassy Butte in 2016 and intended to stop and get photos of the church, but on the day we arrived, the weather was not cooperating, so we opted to continue on our way with plans to stop in Grassy Butte some other time.
Check out some sobering photos of Grassy Butte during the Dust Bowl years.
Photos by Monica Hardy. Original content copyright © 2017 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