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What Every Small Town In North Dakota Had In The 1930s. It Was A Simpler Time.

Before there were big box chain stores everywhere, and before technology started keeping everyone inside more often and outside in the world less often, there was a more community-driven aspect to all the towns in North Dakota. Specialty stores and businesses, for instance, are unfortunately becoming a thing of the past. Now many seem to demand convenience over quality in many parts of their lives.

The 1930s and 40s were a simpler time for towns in North Dakota. These photographs from that time help portray what has changed, and how it used to be. So sit back and take a trip to the past, and maybe we can all reflect a bit on how things have changed.

The times are always changing and there is not much we can do about that, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to wish they were a little like they used to be…

Crazy old cat lady in training, includes enthusiasm for knitted sweaters. Farm livin', film lovin', pasta cookin', graphic artist and writer from the good ol' midwest!