Ghosts of North Dakota

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Nekoma’s population was 50 in the 2010 Census, slightly more populous than most of the towns we photograph.  At the same time, there were a few cool abandoned structures and/or throwback reminders to simpler days… like the little orange gas pumps.  Since we were in the area to photograph the Safeguard Missile Complex, we decided to take a few shots in Nekoma.  It’s a fun town to photograph. A nice small town… Read More

Cavalier County Inhabited as of 6/10 Clyde is a near ghost town in Cavalier County near the Canadian border.  As of 2002, Clyde reportedly had six residents, quite possibly fewer today. It is no longer listed in the US Census. Thank you to Miranda Schuler of Upload Photography for contributing these photos. Her comments: I found a diamond in the rough over the weekend and will get some pictures to you guys… Read More

Sarles, North Dakota

Sarles, North Dakota is a tiny town right on the border of Cavalier and Towner Counties, fewer than 4 miles from the Canadian border. At the time of our visit in 2006, this school was undergoing renovation by a lady who wanted to turn it into a hunting lodge. She was doing a very nice job of it. Unfortunately, we’re told the restoration project ended before completion and the school is once… Read More

Cavalier County Inhabited as of 8-06 Hannah, ND is a Canadian border town in Cavalier County, directly north of Devils Lake. Hannah’s reported peak population was 262 in 1930. US Census Data for Hannah Total Population by Place 1960 – 253 1970 – 145 1980 – 90 2000 – 20 2010 — 15 Pictured below is the site of the former Hannah High School, now just a sign and an empty flag… Read More