schools

  • Oberon, North Dakota

    Second Chances in Oberon

    By / May 20, 2015 / Oberon, ND

    Oberon, North Dakota is in Benson County, about ten miles southwest of Fort Totten. Two places we had been to previously, Josephine and Flora, North Dakota, are a short drive west. We happened to drive through Oberon when we were on our way to Minot in 2014 and we were surprised to see there were… [read more]

  • Brantford, North Dakota

    The Last Days of Brantford

    By / May 14, 2015 / Brantford, ND

    We first became aware of Brantford some years ago when our friend Mark Johnson sent photos of Brantford in winter. In the summer of 2013, we visited Brantford for ourselves and found a very quiet, near-ghost town with an impressive but crumbling public school, among other things. ┬áThese photos were taken in 2015 after we… [read more]

  • 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]

  • Munster Country School

    The Ruins of Munster Country School

    By / May 11, 2015 / Points of Interest

    This is the second time we’ve visited the Munster country school, in Eddy County, a short drive northwest of New Rockford. We originally set out to photograph this place in October of 2012 under the assumption it was still intact, but 2012 was one of the driest summers on record, and when we arrived, we… [read more]

  • Graham's Island, Devils Lake, ND

    The Flooding of Grahams Island

    By / May 10, 2015 / Points of Interest

    Captain Duncan Graham was a Scotsman who came to North Dakota after getting started as a fur trader for Hudson’s Bay Company. Graham believed there was profit to be made in the trading business, and he founded a trading post on the island that now bears his name. Though the date is in dispute, Graham… [read more]

  • Jud, North Dakota

    Spring in Jud, North Dakota

    By / March 15, 2015 / Jud, ND

    This is Jud, North Dakota, in Lamoure County, about 14 miles northwest of Edgeley. Jud is far from a ghost town — there were 72 residents according to the 2010 census, but we found out about Jud after someone suggested there was a school that might be a good photo opportunity, and upon further investigation,… [read more]

  • Beaver Township School

    Beaver Township School

    By / November 25, 2014 / Points of Interest

    This is the Beaver Township Country School/Township Hall, on Mud Lake in Benson County, about 23 miles southeast of Rugby, just a short drive south of York, North Dakota. The location of this school, right on the water, is very beautiful, however, there were 40 mph wind gusts the day we visited, making it a… [read more]

  • Balfour, North Dakota

    Back to Balfour

    By / November 12, 2014 / Balfour, ND

    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… [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]

  • Grand Rapids, North Dakota

    Grand Rapids School

    By / October 13, 2014 / Grand Rapids. ND

    Grand Rapids, North Dakota is a town in Lamoure County that owes its existence to a lie. Captain Homer T. Elliot built the first homestead between Jamestown and Huron, Dakota Territory here in 1879. Not wanting to travel many miles to get his mail every day, Elliot reported to the government that a town called… [read more]

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