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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 […]

Hamilton, North Dakota

Hamilton, North Dakota

Hamilton, North Dakota is in Pembina County and is home to the Pembina County Fair.  It still has a substantial population and is in no danger of becoming a ghost town any time soon — according to the 2010 Census, there are 61 residents.  But there are some cool abandoned structures to photograph, most notably, […]

Medora, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota is the leading tourist attraction in the state, so perhaps it’s apropos the population is only 112.  This is the biggest, most diverse little town you’ll ever visit — the hotel rooms outnumber the bedrooms in this town, and the streets are chock full — complete with antique and gift shops, saloons, […]

Antler 2013

Antler, North Dakota

We’ve wanted to visit Antler for several years but it never quite fit into our travel plans until 4th of July weekend, 2013.  Antler is a very small town in Bottineau County, just two miles from the Canadian border.  The 2010 Census pinpoints Antler’s population at 27, although local residents claim a population of 35. […]

The Great Fargo Fire of 1893

Fargo Fire 1893

June 7th, 1893 was a typical Wednesday in Fargo, sunny but windy.  Fargo’s six thousand residents were going about their lives, carrying out their business from mostly wooden storefronts and traveling from place to place in horse drawn carriages and wagons. Winds were gusting to 30 miles per hour that day.  Even today, if you’ve […]

Antler, ND

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Antler is a small town in Bottineau county, just two miles south of the Canadian border.  The 2010 Census tallied 27 residents, but a local resident says there are 35.  We’ve been meaning to get to Antler for some time, but we just never made it.  Thankfully, Vince Azzarello recently sent in these photos for your […]

Berlin, ND

Berlin, North Dakota

Berlin, North Dakota is a small town in Lamoure County in southeastern North Dakota.  Although many of the structures which once existed in Berlin are now gone, there are some impressive structures still standing. Sabrina Hornung contributed a few photos of Berlin in 2011.  In the summer of 2012 we were able to get to […]

Knox, ND

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Benson County Inhabited as of 5/12 Knox is a rarity as near-ghost towns go — it is located right off a major highway — US 2, between Rugby and Devils Lake.  According to the 2010 census, Knox is home to 25 residents, has 13 occupied households and 13 vacant households.  Knox was founded in 1883 […]

Venturia, ND

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Mcintosh County Inhabited as of 5/11 Venturia is located in a very sparsely populated region of the state, near the South Dakota border and just east of the Missouri river, near Ashley. When we arrived in Venturia, we were excited by the photo opportunities but we needed a break from the rain.  It took us a […]

Berlin 2011

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LaMoure County Inhabited as of 3/11 Berlin is located in a sparsely populated region of south-central North Dakota, about 50 miles south southeast of Jamestown. Sabrina Hornung contributed these photos of Berlin with the following comments: “I have included photos from Berlin ND. According to Wikipedia there were 35 people living in Berlin according to […]