Ghosts of North Dakota
Straubville, North Dakota

Sometimes we photograph a place and find out years later that it’s gone, sometimes the place is gone by the time we get there.  But the one constant is that the...

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...