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Revisiting Tiny Haley, North Dakota

Revisiting Tiny Haley, North Dakota

We revisited Haley, North Dakota in July of 2015, eight years after our first visit in 2007. We had mentioned to a convenience store clerk that we were out photographing ghost towns and abandoned buildings, and she said, “You guys need to go to Haley.” We weren’t far away, so we stopped in for a visit and some photos, and discovered Haley had a population of two, going on three.

Haley, North Dakota

When we returned to Haley in 2015, we found it to be a little less “town,” and a little more farm. We had hoped to speak with the residents again, but we were visiting on a weekday this time, and they may have been busy at work because nobody seemed to be around. There were quite a few vehicles around, though, and it had a much more lived-in atmosphere than we remember in 2007.

Haley, North Dakota

Haley is in southeast Bowman County, just over a mile from the South Dakota border.

Haley, North Dakota

Haley, North Dakota

Haley, North Dakota

The drive through Haley is a blink and you’ll miss it kind of thing.

Haley, North Dakota

Haley, North Dakota

Haley, North Dakota

The one-room school in Haley looks a little more weathered than the last time we were there.

Haley, North Dakota

The Haley Lutheran Church is part of the Scranton Lutheran Parish. It was originally organized as a congregation in nearby Pennville, South Dakota, then moved to Haley, on December 4th, 1946. If you love prairie churches, please check out our book, Churches of the High Plains.

Haley, North Dakota

The sign in front of the church reads “St John’s Lutheran Church, Haley, ND. 8:00 AM Sunday Worship. Pastor Mary Peterson.

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, © 2016 Sonic Tremor Media

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More Views of Haley

More Views of Haley

Haley, ND is in Bowman County, southwest of Bismarck, right on the border with South Dakota. As of our visit, Haley had a population of two. These are additional photos from the archive. Click Here to see our main Haley gallery.

The view from the rear of the Post Office.

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media

Tiny Haley, North Dakota

Tiny Haley, North Dakota

Haley, North Dakota is a near-ghost town in Bowman County, southwest of Bismarck.

We met the residents of Haley when we visited in 2007. There were two of them. Recounting as best we can from memory, the story goes something like: the last resident died, passed the property on to a daughter, who in turn recently passed it on to her son and soon-to-be daughter in law. They just recently moved to the townsite, and Haley once again has a full-time year round population. Two.

The town is very much off the beaten path, but the church is still in use.

See more of our photos from Haley, North Dakota.

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, Copyright Sonic Tremor Media