10 Photos That Show How Different North Dakota Looked 100 Years Ago

It’s hard to believe that 100 years ago we were about to enter the 1920s. North Dakota has changed a lot since that time. It’s been through multiple oil booms. It’s seen towns rise and fade away or even become large cities. North Dakotans experienced droughts and floods and extreme weather of all kinds. Needless to say, this state has been through quite a history!

Throughout all that, photographs have been taken to document these changes. Take a look at these vintage photographs from places around North Dakota that show you just how different this state looked back then:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Some of these are vastly different, while others still show through to today! Do you have any historic family photos or similar of North Dakota from this long ago? Feel free to share them!

We’ve explored other decades in North Dakota’s history. Check out the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and the 1970s for a trip back in time.