Silent Towns on the Prairie

North Dakota's Disappearing Towns and Farms

Ken C. Brovald

Hundreds of small towns and sites were established on the prairie of North Dakota as the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads built across the state with a network of branch lines. Settlers came with dreams of making these town sites into thriving towns. These settlers and their progeny turned this land into a breadbasket of the world, but the town sites never reached the potential dreamed by the settlers. They are becoming ghost towns, on the road to extinction, just like the buffalo who preceded them.

136 pages, paperback, 8.5 x 11
ISBN 978-1-57510-048-7

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