The last time we visited Chaseley, North Dakota, was in June of 2005, and it was a spur of the moment stop that we hadn’t planned. We took a few photos but didn’t run into anybody wandering about, so we moved along to the next stop without learning much about this tiny town in Wells County, right in the middle of North Dakota.
On the way home from a trip to western North Dakota in July of 2017, however, we decided to make another stop in Chaseley, and we’re glad we did, because we got to meet a couple Chaseley residents and learn a lot more about this slowly vanishing place. …
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Chaseley was a NPRR railroad town founded in 1902. It was named by Richard Sykes for the estate of an associate in England. It’s peak population was said to be around 125 in 1920.
Our trip to Chaseley was a spur of the moment stop that we hadn’t planned to make, so we took a few photos and moved along to our next location.
Unless we somehow missed it, this home appeared to be gone when we returned in 2017.
The building shown above was used as the grocery store in Chaseley for a time. When we visited in 2017, it looked to be in considerably better shape.
By the time we returned to Chaseley in 2017, the home shown in the photo above was gone.
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Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC