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  • Brinsmade, North Dakota

    Solitude in Brinsmade, North Dakota

    By / May 12, 2015 / Brinsmade, ND

    Brinsmade, North Dakota was platted on October 7th, 1889 as the Northern Pacific Railway expanded progessively west, carrying settlers and their families to their eventual homes on the plains. It officially became a city in 1904. According to the 2010 Census, Brinsmade is now home to 35 residents in 13 households. Brinsmade’s most prominent features… [read more]

  • Lake Williams, ND

    Abandoned Lumberyard in Lake Williams, North Dakota

    By / March 16, 2015 / Lake Williams, ND

    Lake Williams, North Dakota is a small town, an unincorporated community, in Kidder County, about 30 miles southwest of Carrington. Lake Williams had a population of over 80 residents in 1930, but the town shrank slowly over several decades and the post office closed in 1971. We visited Lake Williams primarily to photograph this old… [read more]

  • Josephine, North Dakota

    Two Minutes Until Winter

    By / November 9, 2014 / Points of Interest

    It was November 7th, 2014 and it was two minutes until winter in Josephine, North Dakota when we briefly braved forty mile per hour winds to get the photos you see here. I consulted Douglas Wick’s North Dakota Place Names book, which says Josephine, North Dakota was founded in 1901 on the site of an… [read more]

  • Merricourt, North Dakota

    Passing Through Merricourt

    By / October 19, 2014 / Merricourt, ND

    Merricourt is a very remote town in Dickey County with less than a handful of residents — just one family remains in this near-ghost town. We didn’t intend to visit Merricourt when we went on an adventure in October of 2014, but some last minute route changes took us right through town, so we stopped to… [read more]

  • Guelph, North Dakota

    Message from Above in Guelph

    By / October 15, 2014 / Guelph, ND

    Guelph, North Dakota is in Dickey County, not far from Ellendale. In 1930, the census said Guelph had 158 residents and that’s as many as ever called Guelph home. The old Guelph public school is now an antique and vintage-type business. Terry was photographing this school when he noticed a message from above. This church… [read more]

  • Cayuga, North Dakota

    Another Visit to Cayuga

    By / October 6, 2014 / Cayuga, ND

    In summer of 2014, I stopped in Cayuga on my way back from South Dakota and was shocked at the number of great photo opportunities. I was at the end of a long day and just snapped a few shots, making a mental note to come back. We were thrilled to discover it’s just as… [read more]

  • Thelen, North Dakota

    Thelen in Repose

    By / July 30, 2014 / Thelen, ND

    Thelen is a true ghost town in Golden Valley County, about eight miles south of Beach. We previously posted a gallery of Thelen photos sent in by Dave Thorson, but this was our first time visiting in person. We discovered some of the things Dave photographed are now gone, leaving this complex of buildings near… [read more]

  • Sanish, North Dakota

    Before the Flood: Leaving Sanish, North Dakota

    By / June 26, 2014 / Sanish, ND

    We’ve posted several galleries dedicated to Sanish, North Dakota, the former Missouri River town that was dismantled timber and brick and dispersed to higher ground when the Garrison Dam was erected, flooding this part of the Missouri River Valley.  There’s a gallery dedicated to the construction of Four Bears Bridge, our visit to the crumbling… [read more]

  • Whitman, North Dakota

    Whitman, North Dakota

    By / May 8, 2014 / Whitman, ND

    Whitman, North Dakota is in Nelson County, about thirty minutes east of Devils Lake. We had Whitman on our list when we visited neighboring Bartlett in 2011, but we had to cut it from our list that day due to time constraints. Whitman got some national press for their centennial celebration in 2012. The population… [read more]

  • Watrous, North Dakota

    A Stop on the Milwaukee Road

    By / April 22, 2014 / Points of Interest

    Nate Reynolds posted these photos to our Facebook page with the comments: Watrous, between Bentley and Mott, this is all that’s left. Watrous was a stop along the Milwaukee Road railroad line about 75 miles southwest of Bismarck, and had a population of 15 in 1920. Photos by Nate Reynolds Original content copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

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