Ghost towns do exist in North Dakota according to the webpage Ghost Towns.com. Just in time for Halloween, we thought it would be a good idea to list a few towns for you. Some are closer than you think!

According to the webpage-

Information and Preservation! That is what we are all about. Ghosttowns.com was founded in March 1998 with the intent of making the largest and most up to date online ghost towns and old west historical reference site for all to see. At ghosttowns.com, we feel it is important to preserve our heritage and promote the learning and understanding of our culture. This website is geared toward just that. We hope that through learning and understanding of our culture will come an appreciation, and that through this appreciation will come more efforts to preserve what little there is left

The towns listed in North Dakota include

  • St. Anthony
  • Leith
  • Amidon
  • Timvic
  • Lincoln Valley
  • Gascoyne
  • Charbonneau

We decided to take a ride to St. Anthony in Morton County and take a few pictures and talk to a few locals. Indeed, it is a ghost town with one exception. By coincidence, we were able to witness the opening of a new business called Rusty's Saloon and Grill which is a brand new building and very impressive! Saturday was the first day of business for the saloon which was build from the ground up.

Maybe St. Anthony is gearing up for a comeback!

You can see the entire list and map of ghost towns here.

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