Watrous: A Stop on the Milwaukee Road
Nate Reynolds posted these photos to our Facebook page with the comments: Watrous, between Bentley and Mott, this is all that’s left. Watrous was a stop along the Milwaukee Road railroad line about 75 miles southwest of Bismarck, and had a population of 15 in 1920.
For places like Watrous, there’s not a lot to say. Likely founded as a rural post office in somebody’s house. The trains stopped, for awhile, but no town ever really sprang up, and eventually it faded away.
What do you know about Watrous? Let us know in the comments.
Photos by Nate Reynolds. Original content copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC