Visit These 11 Creepy Ghost Towns In North Dakota At Your Own Risk
During the rapid expansion of the railroad across the state of North Dakota in the last few decades of the 19th century, towns sprung up in a matter of weeks every few miles that the tracks were laid. Some of them stayed and grew over time, thriving into cities or remaining smaller towns, while others lasted only a short while before being abandoned. What’s left of them is the shells of buildings where there once was activity and life. These 11 ghost towns are still standing, even if just barely, today, and they’re haunting to look at.
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These fascinating places are beautiful in their own creepy way, and are just a few of many that exist around North Dakota. A lot of ghost towns have absolutely no remaining buildings at all – just faded memories and the outlines of roads, overgrown by nature and disappearing into history.
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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