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 cover of our first book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 1, and the affordable, softcover Special Edition, too.
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
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Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright © 2016 Sonic Tremor Media
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.
This grain elevator in Lunds Valley is so photogenic, we featured it on the dustjacket of our first book.
There are several burned out structures in Lunds Valley.
That’s the remains of the school off in the distance in the photo above.
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.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
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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