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Mountrail County
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The Shadow of Lunds Valley, North Dakota

The Shadow of Lunds Valley, North Dakota

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, North Dakota

Lunds Valley was considered a rural post office and the population of the town never exceeded 100.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Terry’s photo of this elevator is featured on the dustjacket cover of our first book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 1.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

This is the remains of the former Lunds Valley school, destroyed by fire. Wylora Christianson sent a photo of the school before it burned.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Sidewalks remain, long after the buildings are gone.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

We’ve seen references online where the name of this place is sometimes spelled as one word, Lundsvalley.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

See also: Lunds Valley School before it burned

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

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More Lunds Valley

More Lunds Valley

Our Lunds Valley archive is spilling over with stuff we’ve never posted before.  These shots were captured in May of 2010 in Lunds Valley, Mountrail County, about 60 miles northwest of Minot.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

This grain elevator in Lunds Valley is so photogenic, we featured it on the dustjacket of our first book.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

There are several burned out structures in Lunds Valley.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

That’s the remains of the school off in the distance in the photo above.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

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Lunds Valley, North Dakota

The school was destroyed in a fire and all of the non-flammable artifacts still rest in the tall grass… these sinks; the metal frames from students’ desks.

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

Lunds Valley, North Dakota

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

Lunds Valley School

Lunds Valley School

Wylora Christianson submitted the following photo of the Lunds Valley School as it appeared years ago, long before it burned.  To see photos from our visit to Lunds Valley, click here.

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Lunds Valley School