The State Historical Society of North Dakota launched a photo contest featuring grain elevators. http://history.nd.gov/photocontest/index.html Since I had a penchant for roaming around the state looking for ghost towns and other abandoned buildings, it was an easy thing to add to my list of things to photograph. There are A LOT of elevators in North Dakota and I didn’t capture but a small fraction of them. No matter if I win a prize or not, I am very happy for the introduced focus and the opportunity to capture, and preserve a bit of history.
I will most likely to do a post with all the photos I took at this ghost town at a later date.
Breien, North Dakota (yes, that’s spelled correctly). The real treat of this photo shoot was the two dogs that came to visit, one of which came bearing a glove for playing. I regret I didn’t get a picture of them.
This old elevator in Carson, ND appeared to be not forgotten as it was sporting new windows. I spoke briefly with a woman at the tax auditor’s office and she informed me this building was owned by the Muggli family and was the last of a number of elevators that had once been here. This is probably my favorite of this series.
The elevator complex in New England, ND. New England was a destination visit after watching the movie “Prairie Love”, a low-budget, odd little film that had a scene at the women’s prison in this little town.
Reeder, ND – not a lot here anymore but there are some nice old buildings (abandoned?) in the town proper. While wandering around the town, we met Jerry Verhulst who I would nominate as the Reeder Greeter. He owns a funky little shop called Sticks, Stones and Bones of the Prairie; Jerry shared a lot of town history with us.