More Abandoned Hamberg

Hamberg lost their school to a grassfire on April Fool’s Day, 2012.  In its absence, we took a new look at our archive of photos from 2008 and found these previously unseen things.  Enjoy.

Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota

To see the collection of school photos, see the main Hamberg photo gallery from 2008.

Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota

This old bus next to the school sure would have been a nice fix-up project.

Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota
Hamberg, North Dakota

We have a special weakness for old Post Offices like this one in Hamberg. They’re steeped in history and frequently have so much character.

Hamberg, North Dakota

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

9 thoughts on “More Abandoned Hamberg

  1. Is the old church still used? What condition is the inside of the church? Thanks for a great blog from an east coaster.

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  2. My father Myron Proefrock also attended the school. My grandparents Oscar & Ethel Proefrock lived there until they passed in the 90s.

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  3. I was told a story probably 25 years ago about a store owner in the 1930s there. The story was, early one evening some men stopped at his shop and needed to talk with him about something important. He told his family he’d be gone for a short time and be back soon. He never returned. Rumors were he may have owed these men money. Can anybody confirm or deny
    this story? Thought this was an interesting story, but don’t know if it’s true.

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  4. Charles Zempel my grandfather was the Rural Route carrier in the 60. “Bozo’ owned the gas station and was the police back then. We went to visit 1 summer I think my brothers and I were the only kids in town.

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  5. I grew up in hamberg and loved it there. My father ran the grain elevator. I played softball in an empty lot by Zumph home. I went to Sunday school in the church. The klindworth’s owned the grocery store. The Kittleson’s owned the locker plant. Edna Pforr ran the post office. First place I ever voted. My grandparents lived there too. Bozo owned the gas station with a zillion cats! I can’t imagine growing up anywhere else. Was really sad when i went back there and saw it really had become a ghost town. The church was flooded and in terrible shape. The old school is gone. I learned to ride bike there. My mother had beautiful flower beds that are now someone’s overgrown yard. Sad.

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    1. we lived there from the time i was born 1951 until i was in then 3rd grade we move to New Rockford. i still keep in touch with our teacher who now lives in Fargo!

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      1. We must have moved there not too long after you left. Where did you live? Which teacher? I loved growing up there. When my Dad retired they moved to New Rockford! thanks for responding. Loved that Hamberg!

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