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Bottineau County
Vacant as of 10/04

Omemee and the Batie Family ?>

Omemee and the Batie Family

These photos were sent in by Cathy Zabel, a collection of things on Omemee, North Dakota, a true ghost town in Bottineau county.  Cathy’s comments are included below. The A. R Batie Residence was purchased by Adam R. Batie when he married Miss Jessie M Paff, June 27, 1907. A.R. Batie Residence Adam Batie was ‘Head Clerk’ & a Partner at the First National Bank of Omemee. Miss Paff was teacher at the Omemee School. Their home & lot backed up…

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When Omemee Was a Town ?>

When Omemee Was a Town

We first learned about Omemee, North Dakota, a ghost town in Bottineau County, through contributors Mark Johnson and Tom Tolman, who contributed photos of Omemee as it looked around the turn of the millennium.  Those images were all we had ever seen of Omemee until quite recently.  Despite all the time we spend rummaging around at estate sales and antique stores in our free time,  postcards and photos of Omemee just didn’t seem to pop up very often. So, Tim…

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Omemee: Now and Then ?>

Omemee: Now and Then

After visiting in 2004, contributor Mark Johnson made a followup visit to Omemee. We were able to match Mark’s photo of the Superintendent’s house with an old postcard. The picture says it all… there’s not much time for Omemee. Mark’s comments: “Attached are a couple updated photos of the “superintendent’s house” in Omemee from last October… the house has seriously deteriorated further since I was there originally. The whole front of the house has collapsed.” Click here to see the…

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Omemee, ND

Omemee, ND is in Bottineau County about 10 miles SE of Bottineau, ND, yet another railroad town which has vanished from the prairie. The building pictured below is the only building left of any significance.  We’ve heard it referred to as the “Superintendent’s house.”  Check out the Now and Then animation here. Omemee was a thriving town of 650 people in 1906, conveniently situated at the junction of the Great Northern and Soo Lines. It is now empty.   Tom Tolman…

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