More Views of Lefor

Lefor, ND

These are a few more photos from our archive on Lefor, North Dakota, a place we visited in 2007. Lefor is still home to a small population, and the main landmark is the very impressive St. Elizabeth Catholic Church shown below.  Lefor is also the home of one of the best known cook books in […]

Barton, ND

Barton, ND

Barton, North Dakota is in Pierce County, northwest of Rugby.  In the 2010 Census, it was listed as having 20 residents. We chose to visit Barton after a vocal visitor to our Facebook page suggested it on more than one occasion.  It turned out to be a great suggestion — Barton has abandoned buildings on […]

More Bentley

Bentley, North Dakota

These photos have been in our archive since we visited Hettinger County in 2007 and we are posting them here for the first time.  The church shown below has since partially collapsed. Bentley was founded by Arthur A. Bentley who, after moving from Eden Valley, Minnesota, started a photography business in Fargo in the 1890s. […]

Another Look at Hanks

The Former Bonetraill School

Clif Nelson contributed these photos of Hanks, North Dakota, a near-ghost town in Williams County — population one. Clif’s comments: “It was never much of a town, but they had coal mines north of town and grain elevatorsin the early 1900′s.  My Grandfather Anton Nelson who farmed about 7 miles northwest of Hanks would haul a […]

King School

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This is the former King School, just a few miles south of Valley City along the Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway.  This building was erected in 1930, but it was preceded by another structure, also known as the King School, which was erected in the 1880′s on a different site. The plaque pictured below reads, […]

Pingree, ND

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Stutsman County Inhabited as of 5/12 Pingree is a small town in Stutsman County, northwest of Jamestown.  According to the 2010 Census, Pingree is home to 60 residents.  Pingree was founded in 1881 and reached a peak population of 268 residents in 1920. We didn’t have plans to visit Pingree, but we saw a few photo […]

Jailbreak in Conway

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Walsh County Inhabited as of 8/11 Conway is a near-ghost town in Walsh County, southwest of Grafton.  Conway’s peak population was reported in the 1900 census as 216.  Today the population is 23. US Census Data for Conway Total Population by Place 1900 – 216 1910 – 184 1920 – 148 1930 – 100 1940 – […]

Forbes, North Dakota

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Dickey County Inhabited as of 5/11 Forbes is east of Venturia, and right on the South Dakota border.  On nearly every trip, we go out looking forward to seeing a certain town, but on the way home, we realize another town was better or more fun.  Forbes was that town on this trip.  The pleasant surprise. […]

Hanks, ND

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Williams County Inhabited as of 7/10 Thank you to John Piepkorn for contributing these photos of Hanks. John’s comments: I stopped in Hanks, North Dakota and took some pictures of the remaining structures. I also talked to the one remaining resident for about 15 minutes, she said she had heard of Ghosts of North Dakota, […]

Alkabo, ND

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Divide County Inhabited as of 5/10 Alkabo is undoubtedly the most remote town we have ever visited. Roughly six miles from Montana and eight miles from Canada, it is the most northwestern settlement in North Dakota. We drove north from Grenora to get to Alkabo. This stretch of road is minimally maintained gravel and traffic […]