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  • 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]

  • Fairview Lift Bridge

    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]

  • High Line Bridge

    Northern Pacific High Line Bridge #64

    By / May 9, 2014 / Points of Interest

    High Line Bridge in Valley City is the longest railroad bridge in the state and like the Gassman-Coulee Trestle in Minot and the Sheyenne River Bridge near Karnak, we chose to photograph it and feature it here due to the railroads’ pivotal role in settling North Dakota. All three of these bridges are still used… [read more]

  • Sheyenne River Bridge

    Sheyenne River Bridge

    By / May 4, 2014 / Karnak, ND

    This is the Sheyenne River Bridge, a railroad trestle at the north end of Lake Ashtabula, in the marshy transition between the lake and the Sheyenne River.  Built in 1912, it is 2,736 feet long, making it a little shorter than High Line Bridge in Valley City and a little longer than the Gassman Coulee… [read more]

  • Omemee, ND Birdseye view

    Omemee and the Batie Family

    By / January 16, 2014 / Omemee, ND

    These photos were sent in by Cathy Zabel, a collection of things on Omemee, North Dakota, a true ghost town in Bottineau county.  Cathy’s comments are included below. The A. R Batie Residence was purchased by Adam R. Batie when he married Miss Jessie M Paff, June 27, 1907. A.R. Batie Residence Adam Batie was ‘Head… [read more]

  • Omemee, North Dakota

    When Omemee Was a Town

    By / January 15, 2014 / Omemee, ND

    We first learned about Omemee, North Dakota, a ghost town in Bottineau County, through contributors Mark Johnson and Tom Tolman, who contributed photos of Omemee as it looked around the turn of the millennium.  Those images were all we had ever seen of Omemee until quite recently.  Despite all the time we spend rummaging around… [read more]

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    Dresden, North Dakota

    By / June 19, 2012 / Dresden, ND

    Dresden is a small town in Cavalier County, home to the Cavalier County Museum at Dresden, about six miles northwest of Langdon.  The museum is housed in the former Holy Trinity Church, an incredible field-stone structure erected in 1936. Dresden is home to numerous historic structures in varying states of restoration, including the Dyer School… [read more]

  • Knox, North Dakota

    Knox, ND

    By / May 17, 2012 / Knox, ND

    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 and reportedly had a peak population… [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]

  • Bartlett, North Dakota

    Bartlett… Almost Gone

    By / August 19, 2011 / Bartlett, ND

    Bartlett is about twenty miles east of Devils Lake and is about as close as you can get to ghost town without actually being totally abandoned… there is perhaps one occupied property, and we saw the remains of several crumbling homes.  The former town site is quickly getting overrun by nature — the roads are… [read more]

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