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 […]
These photos of Temple were contributed by Nichole Simpson. The school pictured below has been moved and is no longer at the townsite.
Williams County Vacant as of 10/04 Photos by Mark Johnson Temple was founded along the Great Northern Railroad line. It’s Post Office was moved from Haarstad in 1908. The significance of the town name is unknown. Temple’s peak population was about 90 people in 1920, but it had dwindled to 25 in 1960. It is […]