Pembina, North Dakota

History Appreciation in Pembina

By / April 15, 2015 / Pembina, ND

In Pembina, North Dakota, there are a couple of historic and significant places I particularly wanted to photograph — primarily, this beautiful Icelandic and Ukrainian Orthodox church. This church was the Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church from 1885 to 1937, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. John from 1937 to 1987. This church is now… [read more]

North Dakota Spring 2015

An Early Spring

By / March 17, 2015 / Special Features

It is looking like an early spring this year, and you need no more evidence than these photos, taken on March 15th, 2015, in south central North Dakota. March 15th is the earliest in the season Terry and I have ever gone out on an official shoot.  Previously, the third week of April was the… [read more]

Jud, North Dakota

Spring in Jud, North Dakota

By / March 15, 2015 / Jud, ND

This is Jud, North Dakota, in Lamoure County, about 14 miles northwest of Edgeley. Jud is far from a ghost town — there were 72 residents according to the 2010 census, but we found out about Jud after someone suggested there was a school that might be a good photo opportunity, and upon further investigation,… [read more]

Balfour, North Dakota

Back to Balfour

By / November 12, 2014 / Balfour, ND

We visited Balfour in November of 2014, nine years after our first visit, to get some photos of all the things we missed the first time. We actually tried to revisit Balfour in 2012, but a road construction crew had traffic at a complete stop on Highway 52, complicating our travel schedule, and we decided… [read more]

Cartwright Tunnel

Cartwright Tunnel and Fairview Lift Bridge

By / July 30, 2014 / Points of Interest

This is a small sampling of photos from our visit to Fairview Lift Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel in July of 2014. If you’re interested in the history of this lift bridge, which was only raised once, you can check out our previous gallery featuring photos and captions from our friend R. David Adams, or you… [read more]

  • Russell Lee, Highway Number 2, North Dakota

    Dust Bowl North Dakota

    By / March 14, 2014 / Special Features

    Russell Lee was a trained chemical engineer who passed on a career in the field in favor of art. He is best known for the incredible number of photographs he took during the Dust Bowl for the Farm Security Administration.  Mr. Lee spent a good portion of 1937 in North Dakota photographing families, farms and… [read more]

  • Nekoma Safeguard Complex

    Building a Nuclear Defense in Nekoma

    Long before the Star Wars Missile Defense Shield was a thing, the US Government deployed a nuclear anti-ballistic missile system in Nekoma, North Dakota. It was the only operational facility of its kind. You can read more about it in our previous post, here. These photos are from spring and summer of 1971, taken by… [read more]

  • Lincoln Valley, North Dakota

    The Ruins of Lincoln Valley, North Dakota

    By / March 9, 2014 / Lincoln Valley, ND

    Lincoln Valley, North Dakota is in its last days.  The structures that remain standing are largely in tenuous shape, might stand another few decades at best, and they’re far outnumbered by places long gone.  Browsing through our Lincoln Valley archive, we realized we had a lot of photos we’d never posted before, particularly photos of… [read more]

  • Sherbrooke, North Dakota

    Sherbrooke Cemetery

    By / March 5, 2014 / Sherbrooke, ND

    We shot these photos of Sherbrooke Cemetery during a visit to the nearby ghost town and namesake, Sherbrooke, North Dakota, in Steele County in October of 2013. This cemetery was established in 1899 by Sherbrooke Methodist Church which has long since vanished from the town site. The Oxton family name was common in this cemetery…. [read more]

  • Ambrose, North Dakota

    Still More Ambrose, North Dakota

    By / March 2, 2014 / Ambrose, ND

    The photos on this page are another collection of the photos we took when we visited Ambrose, North Dakota in the summer of 2010. Ambrose, in Divide County, is a town of 26 according to the 2010 Census, and we intend revisit again sometime soon. There is a lot to photograph in Ambrose. See the… [read more]

  • Nekoma, North Dakota

    More Nekoma, North Dakota

    By / February 26, 2014 / Nekoma, ND

    We got these photos of Nekoma, a town of about fifty in Cavalier County, in August of 2011. We stopped in to get photos of the nearby Stanley Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, and shot a bunch of stuff in town as well. These are some photos from our archive, never before posted. Enjoy. Nekoma Coliseum See… [read more]

  • Concrete, North Dakota

    Church and Sunflowers in Concrete, North Dakota

    By / February 22, 2014 / Concrete, ND

    Sometimes when we’re out on the road, we’ll run across a place and snap a few photos with the intention of getting the photos posted on the site, but then real life intervenes and by the time we get around to posting the photos, we’ve lost track of where we took them (we use GPS… [read more]

  • Venturia, North Dakota

    More Venturia, North Dakota

    By / February 22, 2014 / Venturia, ND

    We captured these photos of Venturia, North Dakota in May of 2011.  According to Don, the town’s barkeep at the Duck Inn, Venturia has 21 residents. These are some additional shots that didn’t make it into the main Venturia gallery. Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC Writers/Bloggers: Ghosts of… [read more]

  • Corinth, North Dakota

    More Corinth, North Dakota

    By / February 19, 2014 / Corinth, ND

    We visited Corinth in May of 2010 and we were thrilled at the photo opportunities. Corinth is in Williams County, about thirty minutes northeast of Williston. A follower on Facebook reports the 2014 population of Corinth is 4 residents.  Please enjoy these previously unpublished shots. Inside the doorway of the school. From a distance, Corinth… [read more]

  • Walsh County, North Dakota

    Walsh County Dereliction

    By / February 15, 2014 / Points of Interest

    Every so often we discover some photos in an old folder and we can’t pinpoint exactly where we snapped them. It’s usually a quick roadside stop where one of us shot some photos while the other grabbed sodas out of the cooler — three minutes and we’re gone. This was likely one of those stops…. [read more]

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