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Foster County
Inhabited as of 10/04

Lonely Juanita, North Dakota

Lonely Juanita, North Dakota

Juanita was founded along the Great Northern Railroad Line in 1911, about fifteen miles northeast of Carrington, North Dakota. It was originally named “Wanitah”, a Native American word of unknown meaning, but later renamed by town planners with the Spanish spelling. ┬áIt reached a peak poulation of 150 in 1920. When we visited in 2004, it appeared to have a population around five to ten. Juanita did have a fairly impressive stone school building, however it appeared to be in…

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