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Watch Verendrye Age Forty Years ?>

Watch Verendrye Age Forty Years

Yesterday, Steve Lee sent us some photos of flooding in Verendrye, North Dakota. They were taken by his father during the Mouse (Souris) River floods “sometime in the mid to late forties.” My father, Howard Lee, took these photos.  He grew up on his grandfather’s (Herbrand Lee) farm, 2 or 3 miles northeast of Verendrye. Herbrand Lee homesteaded in the area. Today, Steve sent us another photo with the following note: I just noticed, on Google Earth, that this structure is…

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Flooding in Verendrye ?>

Flooding in Verendrye

Steven Lee sent in these photos of Verendrye, North Dakota with the following comments: My father, Howard Lee, took these photos. They were taken during the flooding of the Mouse River sometime in the mid to late forties. He grew up on his grandfather’s (Herbrand Lee) farm, 2 or 3 miles northeast of Verendrye. Herbrand Lee homesteaded in the area. These photos make an interesting compliment to our other Verendrye photos.  These photos were taken in the 40’s, Kathy Haynes…

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Verendrye in Black & White

We’ve long hoped to run across some photos of the town that was once Verendrye, North Dakota. We drove by the crumbling facade of the school a few years ago and snapped a photo, but we hadn’t yet seen any photos of Verendrye when it still looked like a town.  So, we were thrilled when we got an email from Kathy Haynes with some photos and a drawing attached.  She was very informative, and her comments and captions are shown…

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Falsen School

McHenry County Falsen School in Verendrye, North Dakota is all that is left of the town that once stood here. Just a lonely, crumbling facade of the school remains. It is on clearly posted private land. The town that was once Verendrye is named for Pierre La Verendrye, a French Canadian fur trapper, trader and explorer who in 1738 was the first European American to venture into what is now North Dakota. There is also a monument nearby to David…

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