Bordulac, ND

Thank you to Dustin Person and Durton Koble for contributing these photos of Bordulac. Dustin’s comments: I was really surprised by this town as well, the population is around 15-20, and the elevator and bar & grill are the only businesses in town. The white building was the Bordulac Hall. The reddish building was the Carrington train station I believe, and it must have been moved the 9 miles to Bordulac.





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Photos by Dustin Person. Original content copyright Sonic Tremor Media

22 Comments on “Bordulac, ND

  1. I once calculated, by measuring on a map, that Bordulac was the most centrally located town in the state between Fargo, Bismarck, Minot and Grand Forks. If you lived there you could visit all those cities (for cultural events, for example) with approximately the same amount of traveling time and distance. Doesn’t help if you factor in Dickinson and Williston however.

  2. I lived three miles south of Bordulac for 16 years. Went to first and second grade in Bordulac. I remember a store ran by a man named Percie and there was a post office right in the mail carriers house who’s name was Homer. We have family film of roller skating and dances at the city hall and even a donkey baseball game from the 50’s.

    • Homer Grove was the rural carrier, lived next to the school teacherage, were I lived. But the post office was in Harry and Grace Furgesons house. Bordulac has many fond memories for me also lived in town from about 1965 to 67 and at Doeling Dairy from 67 to 1971. Maybe it was where you say before I moved there.

  3. These are pictures of the Richard Erickson home in Bordulac and some of his vehicle collection.

  4. One of the pictures of the train station is now gone. They tore it down because they found dead bodies in it!!

  5. the bordulac court house is still used but its used very rarely because people like the Carrington court house better.

  6. I was in Bordulac today and I can assure everyone that the old Carrington Depot is still standing and is in about the same condition as in the pics above.

  7. I believe it was Percie Legg (maybe spelled wrong) that ran the store. I think that Ted and Rose Kollman also ran it after Percie. Mabel’s Bar was a short distance East of the old bank if my memory serves me correctly.


    • Yes, Percie ran the store but I was to young to ever know his last name tell now. My friend and I would play in his wife’s flower garden.That was way back in the early 60’s.

  8. My dad farmed some land owned by Lyle Dawson from Mandan in the early 50’s. We lived on the farm just south of Bordulac right by the highway. Seems like it had a grain elevtor sitting next to the highway. One of my friends was Lynn Schroeder who was about my age. I think we left there in about 1954 or so. My parents were good friends of Albert and Tootie Petersen who had son Dalton and daughter Marilyn. Ed and Dorthy Doeling (who ran the dairy) visited us near Mandan years later at our new farm.

  9. Visited there last year as that is where my grandfather lived. The mortiarty place. Visited the home place just east of the city limit sign. My mom was raised there until moving to Fargo. I think the old depot is next to their property.

  10. My aunt lived in Bordulac as a child with relatives. She is now 85 years old and still has fond memories. I plan to visit next year

  11. I am the granddaughter of Sam and Minnie Schulz who ran a farm (had 15 kids) in Bordulac. My mom is Grace and is 95 and lives with me in California. Anyone have any history on them?

  12. My Great Grandfather was James Paxton Schulz. I show him with 4 children.
    My Grandfather was William Hains.

  13. My Dad was pastor at the Lutheran church in Bordulac back in the early 40’s. When World War two broke out, he enlisted in the Army. Was over seas when his second boy was born. My Mom went to live with his parents in western Neb. while he was gone to war. His second sone was 17 months old before he saw him for the first time. My daughter is very interested in family history and we are planning a trip up there in the near future. No definete plans yet.

  14. I enjoyed reading the entries above. My great aunt Augusta (Gussie) Diehl married Percy Legg, who managed, then owned, the H.J. Shaw store in Bordulac, built in 1905. I have a picture of him with Helen Wampler who is on a bicycle, in front of the store, but could not attach it to this format. My grandmother’s father, Joseph Ihringer, moved to Bordulac and farmed in 1885, and proved his homestead in 1889 the same year N. Dakota became a state.

  15. Percy and Gussy were our next door neighbors. Wonderful folks. My father managed the Farmers Grain elevator. Depot, Post Office, IceCream Parlor, Bar, Garage and gasoline sold at the General store (H J Shaw & Co).

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