Exploring Merricourt to Forbes...

November 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This weekend we decided to try driving to a couple more ghost towns listed for North Dakota. This drive would include the areas between the towns of Merricourt and Forbes. Though we found that they were not true ghost towns but growing towards that distinction instead. We got some good elevator shots, some good abandoned buildings like a bank and a school, some farm shots and a church that had somehow been converted into a small makeshift barn or storage area on the ranch. 

A school we found was really interesting since it was both falling apart and also partially torn apart. We got a few shots of it but for the most part the interesting shots came outside instead of in the school which was mostly stripped of all the good stuff. But the other buildings we found did give us some fun shots along with a tank in front of the VFW in town.

Along the way we found an old battle site which, after some moderate driving, on the gravel roads out there led us to the cemetery and monuments for the Battle of Whitestone Hill. If you do not know the story go to the address I just listed and read into it. I have lived here most of my life and I knew nothing about it. A few of the names involved had a lot to do with this area and it's history. 

We were looking for some interesting ghost town shots for this trip but instead found some other interesting finds instead. If you have the time I recommend that you make the same journey yourself. Enjoy the photos as well where you will find in the North Dakota, ND Ghost towns 2, Miscellaneous and People albums in the website. Have a good day...

 


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