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McKenzie County
Inhabited as of 6/10

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Dust Bowl Grassy Butte

Grassy Butte, North Dakota is a very remote Badlands settlement in McKenzie County near the Montana border, an unincorporated community with a population in the dozens. In the 1930s, Grassy Butte was one of a multitude of places where the locals who’d arrived in search of the American dream faced sad realities and hard choices. The population was in the hundreds then, and knowing that, you now understand the choice that many eventually made. ¬†They left. Communities like this were…

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Grassy Butte, ND

Grassy Butte, ND is in a very sparsely populated area of western North Dakota. 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 fantastic photos 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…

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