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  • Lefor, ND

    More Views of Lefor

    By / November 30, 2013 / 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… [read more]

  • Barton, ND

    Barton, ND

    By / July 10, 2013 / 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… [read more]

  • Bentley, North Dakota

    More Bentley

    By / March 23, 2013 / Bentley, ND

    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…. [read more]

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    Another Look at Hanks

    By / October 7, 2012 / Hanks, ND

    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 load… [read more]

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    King School

    By / July 7, 2012 / Points of Interest

    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 on location reads, in… [read more]

  • Pingree, North Dakota

    Pingree, ND

    By / May 13, 2012 / Pingree, ND

    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 opportunities from the highway and… [read more]

  • Conway, North Dakota

    Jailbreak in Conway

    By / August 16, 2011 / Conway, ND

    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. On September 7th, 1897, the New York Times published the following story: KILLED TRYING TO ESCAPE Tramps Imprisoned in Conway Set Fire to Jail Fargo, ND. Sept 6th —… [read more]

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    Forbes, North Dakota

    By / June 1, 2011 / Forbes, ND

    Forbes is east of Venturia in Dickey County, 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. The Schulstad Stone… [read more]

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    Hanks, ND

    By / July 19, 2010 / Hanks, ND

    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,… [read more]

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    Alkabo, ND

    By / May 20, 2010 / Alkabo, ND

    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… [read more]

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