Say Goodbye to the Sanger County House

Sanger County House

We first visited Sanger in 2004 and quickly fell in love with the County House. Someone had told us it was the former post office in Sanger, but we visited again in 2013 and an area resident told us it was known as the County House — the remnant of a boarding house from the […]

Beauty in the Ruins of Sanger

Sanger, North Dakota

These photos are a collection of some previously unpublished things and artsy stuff from our 2004 visit to Sanger.  Beauty in the ruins. Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

Ten Lost North Dakota Places


It’s always a thrill to see enthusiastic residents get involved in saving historically and culturally significant places in their communities, but in North Dakota’s vanishing small towns, the losses frequently outnumber the wins by a significant margin. It’s something we’ve seen time and again in over ten years of photographing North Dakota. What follows is […]

Sanger: No Longer a Ghost Town

Sanger, North Dakota

Nine years after our first visit to Sanger, North Dakota, we returned to see how things had changed.  Imagine our surprise when we discovered Sanger is no longer a true ghost town.  There had been no population when we visited in 2004, but today, Sanger is inhabited by two men, Ron and Dan, who moved […]

More views of Sanger


These photos of Sanger were sent in by David L. Anderson, dates unknown. See also: Photos from our first visit to Sanger in 2004. See also: Sanger – No Longer a Ghost Town Original content copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

Sanger, ND

Sanger, North Dakota

Oliver County Vacant as of 9/04 Sanger, North Dakota is located in Oliver County, on the west bank of the Missouri River. It was a true ghost town when we visited in September of 2004, but  that would change by 2013. Sanger was also known as Bentley, ND when it was founded in 1879, named after the […]