One afternoon we went for a drive across southeast North Dakota and visited the ghost town of Eastedge and the nearly-ghost town of Buttzville. Eastedge has been on my list of places to visit for a while, and since we were in the area we just had to visit a town with such an odd name.
The better of the two houses at Eastedge.
An old water pump in the back yard.
A padlock on the caved in house, doesn’t look like it’s protecting anything anymore.
Some paint and a few windows, this house in Buttzville is almost livable.
There wasn’t much left of this house.
The back porch off the house closest to the county road that goes by.
Over a long weekend my wife, dad, and I toured Cavalier County near Milton, ND to see some of the abandoned buildings and farms. Our first stop was at a former turkey hatchery that had seen better days.
A set of railroad tracks runs next to the hatchery. The colors in the trees were too tempting to pass up.
We found this John Deere hat hanging on one of the still-standing pillars. No idea how long it had been sitting there.
The outer perimeter of the building was in good shape, but the roof had caved in at the center point and pulled a lot down.
There was a small office that had a (surprisingly) intact window letting just enough light to cast a shadow against this old drill.
In the turkey hatchery, we found that a group of raccoons had been through after a recent rain.
We weren’t sure what the history of these water jugs is. They certainly look like they belong there.