One more shot of the Little Dane Church in St. Onge, South Dakota. Supposedly, Danes were buried on one side … Continue reading Little Dane Church-St. Onge, South Dakota
A photographer friend and I went on a photo safari to North Dakota in April of 2012. In the process, … Continue reading Paramount Range with Real Canadian Honey Can–Arena, North Dakota
Built in 1889, no longer in use by the 1930’s, falling into disrepair and in danger of being torn down … Continue reading Little Dane Church-St. Onge, South Dakota
Okaton, South Dakota bills itself as a ghost town. Technically, it’s not a ghost town, but if you stop at … Continue reading Grain Elevator-Okaton, South Dakota
This is a pic of the schoolhouse in the Black Hills ghost town of Spokane, South Dakota. Founded in the … Continue reading Lessons Learned-Spokane Schoolhouse-Abandoned South Dakota
In April 2012, one of my photographer friends and I took a trip to North Dakota to document some of the abandoned structures. I did some online research beforehand, and it paid off, with this image of School Number One in Eddy County. This school sits all by itself at the junction of a couple of gravel country roads not far from the near-ghost town of Brantford. The day we chose to go on our expedition, what had been a great week of weather turned into an all day rain. In some ways, the gloomy weather adds to the mood of these abandoned places. The unpainted wood turns dark when it gets wet, the sky is dark and heavy with rain clouds. Even though it was about 49 degrees with a constant rain, some of the images we took, like this one, made it worth it. I didn’t find any information on this school as far as when it was last open, but I would guess it hasn’t been used since the 60’s. There was still an old partially destroyed piano inside, but that was it.
Do you know why the Vikings called Greenland, “Greenland” and Iceland, “Iceland”? Because Iceland is really not that bad, and … Continue reading Home Court Disadvantage-Scenic, South Dakota