Ghosts of North Dakota

North Dakota has dozens of small towns approaching ghost town status. As the population declines, they tend to go through a transition period during which the population fluctuates. Aging residents pass...

We returned to Heaton, in Wells County, nearly six years after our first trip in 2004, to find things had changed noticeably. This is an animation showing the former Heaton Bank...

Heaton was founded in 1899 as a Northern Pacific Railroad town, named for George Heaton, the manager of land sales for the railroad. Population figures include 400 in 1930, 62 in...