The End of Falsen School
We visited Falsen School in Verendrye, North Dakota in 2010 and discovered it was all that was all left of the town that once stood here. Just a lonely, crumbling facade of the school remains. It was on clearly posted private land, so we weren’t able to get closer on this visit.
The town that was once Verendrye, a real town with residents and businesses, was named for Pierre La Verendrye, a French Canadian fur trapper, trader and explorer who in 1738 was the first European American to venture into what is now North Dakota.
There is also a monument nearby to David Thompson, the British-Canadian fur trader and explorer. We did not photograph it, but you can see a photo about halfway down his wikipedia page.
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Photo by Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC