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…