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Ghosts of North Dakota now offers free standard shipping on orders of $99 or more from our online store — hardcover coffee table books, retro tin signs, premium coffee, gift sets, postcards and more! (Priority and international shipping not included. Merchandise total must be $99 or more, not including tax.) Visit the Ghosts of North […]

Win a Ghosts of North Dakota Gift Set


This Ghosts of North Dakota gift set includes: All three hardcover Ghosts of North Dakota books — that’s 286 pages of ghost towns and abandoned places in three beautiful coffee table books with historical tidbits, comments from the photographers and more. A pound of Prairie Morning Blend premium ground Colombian Coffee from Lakota Coffee Company A […]

Ten Years of Ghosts of North Dakota

Lincoln Valley, Opp house celebrates its 10th birthday as a website in the spring of 2014, and boy how things have changed!  We could never have imagined it would come this far, considering our humble beginnings.  Here’s your evidence… a screenshot, the first archive snapshot ever taken of our site as it appeared on May 28th, 2004 (click […]

Video: Memorial Weekend Trip 2013

After getting suggestions from several people that we start doing videos again, we decided to ease back into it and we did just a little bit of video on our trip over Memorial Weekend.  We stopped doing videos some years ago, mainly because there are only two of us, and when we go on a […]

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The Bucyrus Fire Relief Effort


Bucyrus, North Dakota was decimated by a wind-driven wildfire on October 17th, 2012.  Nearly all of Bucyrus was lost in the fire.  Thankfully, two dozen residents of Bucyrus were evacuated before the fire and there were no injuries.  However, Bucyrus’ residents have lost their homes and possessions. We spoke with Adams county emergency management and […]

The New Map

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People have been asking, and we’ve listened.  The map of North Dakota’s ghost towns and abandoned places is now a fully interactive Google map, with nearly every place on our website marked.  You can zoom in and out, see highways, get directions, even visit the map from your smartphone for real-time driving navigation in three […]

Minot Flood 2011


I was born and raised in Minot.  You can imagine I’ve been watching the developments in Minot closely.  The flood is of epic proportions, and the water is higher than the flood of 1969, which had a catastrophic impact on the city.  It is possible that hundreds of families may lose their homes, and for […]

Roadtrip Report: Memorial Weekend 2011


We returned from our first full-fledged trip of the summer yesterday.  It’s been tough waiting for some dry weather in what has turned out to be an extremely wet spring, but we chose to take a trip — weather be damned.  And we dealt with rain for the whole day. From Fargo, we traveled to […]

Trip Report: May 2010


As of this writing, Rat and I have just completed our longest ghost town trip ever.  Two days, eight counties, sixteen towns, four tanks of gas, and 1058 miles.  This is a brief summary of the trip. We left Fargo at 7am on I94, met up in Mapleton with our documentary film crew, Dave Grant […]