The Remnants Of This Abandoned Town In North Dakota Are Hauntingly Beautiful
Many abandoned ghost towns in North Dakota are barely existent today. Usually only one or two buildings remain standing, if any at all. Nature will always take its course and places left behind are easy targets to become overrun. This town in particular, however, is a bit different and almost haunting. Many parts of the town are still standing and look to have been abandoned only recently – but there is no question of their vacancy.
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Wheelock’s highest population was 115 in 1930. From then it continued to decline until having just a population of 20 in 1990. Today, it is empty, but nature is repopulating it and will continue forever. It’s a beautiful part of life but a haunting one as well.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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