Lunds Valley is a beautiful near-ghost town nestled in a valley in Mountrail County, about fifty-four miles northeast of Williston. It is one of those towns where we showed up a little too late, because there aren’t many of the original buildings still standing. It is a mere shadow of its former self.
Lunds Valley was considered a rural post office and the population of the town never exceeded 100.
Terry’s photo of this elevator is featured on the dustjacket cover of our first book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 1.
This is the remains of the former Lunds Valley school, destroyed by fire. Wylora Christianson sent a photo of the school before it burned.
Sidewalks remain, long after the buildings are gone.
We’ve seen references online where the name of this place is sometimes spelled as one word, Lundsvalley.
See also: Lunds Valley School before it burned
See also: More Lunds Valley
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright © 2016 Sonic Tremor Media