tourist attractions

  • 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]

  • Fort Abercrombie, North Dakota

    Fort Abercrombie

    The original Fort Abercrombie was constructed in 1858, and it was the first military settlement in what would become North Dakota. Fort Abercrombie was a relic of the first transportation boom in the Dakota Territory — riverboats. Before the railroads, riverboats were one of the most efficient means of hauling cargo, and the Red River… [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]

  • Niagara, North Dakota

    Niagara, North Dakota

    By / May 8, 2014 / Niagara, ND

    Niagara, North Dakota is just off US Highway 2, not quite forty miles west of Grand Forks. It was founded in 1882 by settlers from Niagara County, New York. According to the 2010 Census, Niagara has 53 residents. Niagara has a nice historical complex in their town square. Just as we pulled into town, the… [read more]

  • Maltese Cross Cabin, Chimney Butte

    Maltese Cross Cabin: Theodore Roosevelt’s Mobile Home

    By / March 15, 2014 / Badlands, Special Features

    On Theodore Roosevelt’s first trip to North Dakota in 1883, before he made Elkhorn Ranch his home, he stayed in a modest frontier cabin about seven miles south of Medora at Chimney Butte.  It was still the Dakota Territory then and the future President was bolstering his rawhide credentials.  The National Park Service has a… [read more]

  • North American Bison

    More North American Bison

    We visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park in August of 2013 and photographed much of the scenery and the North American Bison that roam the park. We hope you enjoy these never before posted photos from our visit. Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    The Badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    By / August 12, 2013 / Badlands, Special Features

    The North Dakota Badlands cover the southwestern third of the state and are part of a larger range of badlands which stretch south to White Butte and into South Dakota’s Badlands National Park.  These photos were taken in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, near Medora, North Dakota. There is a certain romance… [read more]

  • Medora, North Dakota

    Medora, North Dakota

    By / August 9, 2013 / Badlands, Medora, ND

    Medora, North Dakota is the leading tourist attraction in the state, so perhaps it’s apropos the population is only 112.  This is the biggest, most diverse little town you’ll ever visit — the hotel rooms outnumber the bedrooms in this town, and the streets are chock full — complete with antique and gift shops, saloons,… [read more]

  • Painted Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Badlands Part One: Painted Canyon

    By / August 7, 2013 / Badlands, Special Features

    Painted Canyon Visitor Center is right off the north side of Interstate 94, a few miles east of Medora.  If you’re entering the Badlands from the east, this is your first chance to get a look at them from a scenic overlook, and it is amazing. A more extensive gallery of the badlands as you… [read more]

  • North American Bison

    North American Bison of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    By / August 5, 2013 / Badlands, Special Features

    During their historic journey to the Pacific, Lewis and Clark reported enormous herds of North American Bison in the midwest, so large that they “darkened the whole plains.”  Wagon trains sometimes waited days for passage through herds numbering in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions.  But by the early 1900’s the bison were reaching… [read more]

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