Another round of pictures from the Milton area from this summer
This house still stands on top of a hill
Sunset casting its rays on the shale bank above the river
Lots of things left on this work bench in a small shed
This barn is beginning its journey to reclamation
The river washed out what used to be a road. This is what’s left
This summer brought us back to Finley Air Force Station, this time with a drone to capture aerial pictures.
The top of the building
A closer look at the mounting base of the radar
The radar tower, with a support building next to it.
One of the remaining usable buildings on the site
An abandoned farmstead south of Sheldon, ND
A railroad bridge crosses the river east of the farm
The trees are reclaiming this old car
A small bottle left near the sink in the kitchen
The east side of the house, surrounded by trees
The west side of the house
My first post with my newest camera – a drone.
This is the Stanley R. Mickelsen Missile Complex located near Nekoma, ND. Built in the early 1970s, it provided radar and missile control for up to 100 anti-ballistic missiles. It was operational for less than a year before being shut down in 1976.
Looking to west at what is left of the support buildings for the site
The radar pyramid along with the cooling towers for the underground diesel generators
Viewing the pyramid through the towers
Part two of our trip near Valley City, ND
This car is in much better condition than what we normally find in old farms. It almost looks recoverable.
At one time this would have been a wonderful farmstead, having a large house along with 4 additional buildings up on a hill. Now almost nothing is usable.
This house featured a two-sided build-in cabinet that would have been a beautiful centerpiece.
The trees behind this building are doing a quick job of knocking the roof down.
A large flower pot that is still growing grass after many years.
Another trip through along the Sheyenne River north of Valley City, ND found some interesting stops.
This wagon is more like a Rust Flyer than a Red Flyer.
A perspective shot on how much this building was leaning.
This little storm shelter-looking structure was tucked in among the trees.
Only the foundation and the front steps remain of this farm house.
This Chevy truck isn’t likely to be heading down the road anytime soon.
A few random shots I took throughout the year that don’t fit in their own post
This large iron gate is the only indication a cemetery sits on this hill.
A dragonfly prepares to take flight.
My attempt at a “tiny planet” picture, using a 360 degree panorama in the middle of a wind farm.
A gravel road traverses a coulee near a wind farm near Valley City, ND
Scenic view of the coulee east of Milton, ND. At one time, this coulee would have been a river flowing into Lake Agassiz.
This trip spanned two weekends driving along Highway 75 and Highway 9 between Moorhead and Crookston, MN.
Two worn copies of The Watch Tower’s interpretation of the Bible.
Another house where the owners seem to have just walked out the door. The amount of furniture left in the house was remarkable.
What appears to be a wood stove, ready to hook up to the ducting in the wall behind it.
A relic from the 1980s – metal-tipped lawn darts have since been banned in the United States.
This would have been a nice place to sit and read, with the couch right next to the bookshelf.
A collection of rusty swing sets sitting in the tall grass.
We took a quick trip in the Milton area and found a couple places we hadn’t seen before.