Cathay loop...

February 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This weekend we heard of a town with some good character between the Fessenden and Carrington areas. So, we took the time to go up there and see what we could find even though it was winter and most of the scenery needs a summer feel to it but we went for curiosity sake anyway. 

Along the way we found an interesting state historical site called the Hurd Farm that was located 5-6 miles southwest of the town of Hurdsfield. What we found was the most unusual house I have ever seen in this part of the country. I have included some photos of the house I am talking about in the North Dakota 2 album and the photo included in this post. Though the attic has a circular room to it the ground floor has two small bedrooms and a living area but there seemed to be no kitchen. I am curious on how that could be... maybe it was part of the living area? There were no seem spots that may have made that theory possible but one would think so considering there was nowhere else it could have gone.

The next stop was Cathay... the town was full of interesting photography opportunities including two churches, a run down school, and a main street with a humorous setup you will see in a few pictures of a gun club building next to the post office. I feel the irony a mile a way. :-) I think we will have to return to this town in the summer to get photos of this town again.

On our way home we found another town we will have to return to called Bremen. I was driven to go there since in Germany the city of Bremen is near my ancestors home town of Asendorf so I was curious to see what North Dakota's version might have to offer. Though there is not much left to see there it does have a lot of old run down houses and buildings for us to photograph. So we took advantage of that.

So, all in all this was a really good weekend for us... we saw things we had not seen before, saw historical places and a lot of near to be ghost towns in our state. This seems to be a hot bed of activity for our photography and we will have to explore more of this area in the future. I would hope that you will do the same... you will not be sorry. :-)


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