If anyone has heard of the events in the small town of Leith, North Dakota then you are aware of why I titled this post the way I did. While the Harley is in the shop for a new tire being put on it I thought I would head out this way and see what my camera finds. Came into Heil and found one item worth photographing... a beautiful old church. I was disappointed that it was chain locked but I took some angle shots of the exterior and got a couple good ones out of the shoot.
My next stop was the the famous town of Leith. You will see some photos of the Jail and Elevator of this town here. If one is unaware of what happened there here is a small uneducated description of the events. A white supremist man who lived in Canada for a time decided to buy a large part of the small town of Leith which was in financial trouble. Upon his arrival the town figured out quick he was not what the town needed... events that occurred was his radical friends showing up and those men interrupting town meetings with their pushy and threatening beliefs. At one point they walked down the town center with guns to show their power. This landed them in an old jail in town until they could formally have charges put on them and taken to the court system for trial. News crews blanketed the town making it look like a circus. One funny point at the end of it all was a talk show did a DNA test on him and found out that he actually had African black blood in him. He was less than pleased with this news and in the end ended up with some serious jail time.
My next attempt was to make a shortcut, on a gravel road, to get to Raleigh. After a while I noticed that the curved road listed on the map was not as it shown on that map... I ended up taking a lot of turns to try and get to Hwy 31 and in the process traveled into the Reservation and about 6 miles from the South Dakota border. I was a little off track so after a detour through Porcupine, North Dakota I found no more photo ops until I found a field near Ft Yates with some horses in it before heading back home.
Was an interesting and beautiful drive that took me to a lot of places I did not know existed. I hope you enjoy the photos....