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9,308 photographs of North Dakota
October 13, 2012 2:05 PM   Subscribe

9,308 photographs of North Dakota
I got the most detailed map of North Dakota I could find, visited every dot on the map, and photographed something at every single spot.

873 places in North Dakota -- real towns, ghost towns, railroad stations, and a few bonus places that don't even rate dots on the map:
AbercrombieAbsarakaAdamsAddison TownshipAddisonAdrianAgateAkraAlamoAlexanderAlfredAliceAlkaboAlmontAlphaAlsenAltonAmbroseAmeniaAmidonAnamooseAnetaAnselmAntelopeAntlerAppamApple ValleyArdochArenaArgusvilleArmourdaleArndtArnegardArnoldArthurArvillaAshleyAuburnAureliaAvocaAylmerBackooBadenBakerBaldwinBalfourBaltaBanksBantryBarks SpurBarlowBarneyBarrieBartlettBartonBathgateBayneBeachBelcourtBeldenBelfieldBelmarBenedictBentleyBereaBergenBerlinBertholdBerwickBeulahBinfordBisbeeBismarckBlabonBlackmerBlaisdellBlanchardBloomBluegrassBonetraillBordulacBottineauBountyBowbellsBowdonBowesmontBowmanBoyleBraddockBramptonBrantfordBreienBremenBriarwoodBrinsmadeBrisbaneBrittinBrocketBrooktree ParkBrumbaughBuchananBucyrusBuffalo SpringsBuffaloBufordBurlingtonBurnstadBurtButteButtzvilleBuxtonCaledoniaCalioCalspurCalvinCandoCannon BallCarburyCarpioCarringtonCarsonCartwrightCashelCasseltonCathayCavalierCayugaCenterChafeeChaffeeChamaCharbonneauCharlsonChaseleyCholaChristineChurchs FerryClementClementsvilleClevelandCliffordCliftonClydeCoburnCogswellCole FordColeharborColfaxColganColgateColumbusComstockConcreteConsidineConwayCooperstownCooperstownCorinthCoteauCouleeCourtenayCrane Creek TownshipCraryCreteCrocusCroffCrosbyCrystal SpringsCrystalCubaCummingsDaglumDahlenDailyDalrymple SpurDanaDarbyDavenportDawsonDazeyDe LamereDe MoresDe SartDe VilloDeepDeerheart LodgeDeeringDeisemDenbighDengateDenhoffDerrickDes LacsDes Moines LakeDevils LakeDewarDickeyDickinsonDivideDodgeDonnybrookDoreDouble Ditch Indian VillageDouglasDoverDoyonDradyDrakeDraytonDresdenDriscollDuaneDundasDunn CenterDunningDunseithDurbinDuruptDwightEagle NestEasbyEast FairviewEastedgeEckelsonEckmanEdgeleyEdinburgEdmoreEdmundsEgelandElandEldridgeElginEllendaleElliottEllsberryElmoreEmbdenEmeradoEmmetEmrickEnderlinEnglevaleEnloeEppingEpworthErie JunctionErieEsmondEssexEverestFairdaleFairfieldFairmountFairview JunctionFalkirkFallonFargoFarmingtonFayetteFessendenFifeFillmoreFingalFinleyFlaatFlasherFlaxtonFleeceFloraFondaForbesFordvilleForest River ColonyForest RiverForfarFormanFort ClarkFort RansomFort RiceFort TottenFort YatesFortunaFoxholmFranklinFredaFredoniaFriedFrontierFryburgFullertonFunstonGackleGalchuttGalesburgGardarGardenaGardnerGarrisonGarskeGascoyneGatewayGeneseoGenoaGilbyGladstoneGladysGlasstonGlen UllinGlenburnGlenfieldGlenharoldGloverGolden TownshipGolden ValleyGoldwinGolvaGoodrichGorhamGrace CityGraftonGrand ForksGrand HarborGrand RapidsGrandinGranoGranvilleGrassnaGreat BendGreeneGreenfieldGrenoraGriffinGuelphGuptillGuthrieGuysonGwinnerHagueHaleyHallidayHallsonHamarHambergHamiltonHamletHamlinHampdenHampleHankinsonHanks CornerHanksHannafordHannah JunctionHannahHannoverHansboroHardingHarlowHarmonHartlandHarveyHarwoodHastingsHattonHavanaHavelockHawkeyeHaynesHazeltonHazenHeatonHebronHeilHeimdalHelendale TownshipHensel/CantonHenslerHerriottHesperHettingerHicksonHighland ParkHillsboroHirschvilleHolmesHomerHoneyfordHongHoopleHopeHoraceHovingHowardHuffHullHunterHurdHurdsfieldHurningIndependenceInksterIsabelIvesJamestownJessieJohnsonJohnsons CornerJohnstownJolietteJosephineJuanitaJudJudsonKaiserKarlsruheKarnakKathrynKeeneKeithKelloggKellyKelsoKelvinKemptonKenastonKenmareKensalKermitKerryKiefKilldeerKincaidKindredKintyreKlotenKlozeKnoxKoldokKongsbergKramerKulmKurokiLa MarsLa MoureLadogaLake Williams TownshipLake WilliamsLakewood ParkLakotaLallieLandaLangdonLankinLansfordLarimoreLarkLarsonLawtonLealLeedsLeforLehighLehrLeipzigLeithLemertLeonardLeroyLeverichLeydenLidgerwoodLigniteLincoln ValleyLincolnLintonLisbonLitchvilleLithiaLivonaLogan CenterLoganLomaLonetreeLoraineLostwoodLowellLuccaLuddenLunds ValleyLuverneLynchburgLynwoodLyonsMaddockMagnoliaMaidaMakotiMandanMandareeMandtManfredManitouManningMantadorManvelMapesMapletonMarionMarleyMarmarthMarmonMarmotMartinMasonMaxMaxbassMayvilleMazaMcArthurMcCannaMcCluskyMcGregorMcHenryMcKenzie CountyMcKenzieMcLeodMcVilleMedberryMedinaMedoraMekinockMelvilleMenokenMercerMeridaMerricourtMerrifieldMichiganMidwayMillartonMillers SpurMilnorMilroyMiltonMinnewaukanMinotMintoMoffitMohallMonangoMontpelierMooretonMoseMoselleMottMount CarmelMountainMunichMunsterMurrayMyloMyraNansonNapoleonNashNecheNekomaNew EnglandNew HradecNew LeipzigNew MinneapolisNew RockfordNew SalemNew TownNewburgNewmanNiagaraNicholsonNilesNine Mile Corner, Burke and Ward CountiesNolanNomeNoonanNorfolkNormaNormanNorth AlmontNorth DakotaNorth Grand ForksNorth LemmonNorth RiverNorth Valley CityNorthgateNorthwoodNortonvilleNorwayNorwichOakdaleOakesOakwoodOberonOlgaOlmsteadOmemeeOpsOriskaOrrOrrinOsnabrockOswaldOtter CreekOverlyOxbowPagePalermoPark RiverParkhurstParshallPashaPaulsonPeakPekinPeltoPembinaPennPerellaPerthPetersPetersburgPeterson Township, Stutsman CountyPetrelPettibonePick CityPickardvillePickertPierce, Apple Creek Township, Burleigh CountyPierce, Woodberry Township, Slope CountyPillsburyPingreePinkhamPisekPitcairnPittsburghPlainview School, McKenzie CountyPlazaPleasant LakePolandPorcupinePortalPortland JunctionPortlandPowellPowerPowers LakePrestonPriceProsperRaleighRalstonRamseyRangeleyRaubRawsonRayReederReevesReganRegentReiles AcresRenvilleRevereReynoldsRhameRice Lake ParkRichardtonRiderRigaRisingRivalRiverdale JunctionRiverdaleRiversideRobinsonRock HavenRocklakeRogersRogusRohrvilleRoletteRollaRoseglenRosevilleRossRothRugbyRusoRussellRuthvilleRutlandRyderSaint GertrudeSan HavenSanbornSangerSanishSarlesSaundersvilleSawyerSchaferSchefieldSchmidtScrantonSelfridgeSelzSentinel ButteSeven Mile Corner, Burke CountySharlowSharonShawneeSheldonShell ValleyShepardSherbrookeSherwoodSheyenneShieldsSibleySilvaSilverleafSimcoeSimsSix Mile CrossingSkaarSolenSonoraSourisSouth FairfieldSouth HeartSouth PrairieSouthamSpiritwood LakeSpiritwoodSpotted HornSpringbrookSquaw GapSt AndrewsSt BenedictSt Boniface Grotto, Good Luck Township, Williams CountySt JoeSt JohnSt MichaelSt ThomasSt. AnthonyStampedeStanleyStantonStarkweatherSteeleSterlingStilesStillStirumStrange SidingStrasburgStraubvilleStreeterSully SpringsSunnySurreySuttonSvoldSweet BriarSweetwaterSydneySykestonTaftTagusTappenTascoTaylorTempleTemvikThelanThompsonThorneThree V CrossingTimmerTiogaTokioTolleyTolnaTower CityTownerTrentonTrottersTruaxTruroTunbridgeTurtle LakeTuttleTylerUnderwoodUnionUphamUrbanaValley CityVan HookVanceVangVanvilleVashtiVelvaVenloVenturiaVerendryeVeronaVeseleyvilleVoltaireVossWabekWahpetonWalcottWaldenWalesWalhallaWalser CrossingWalumWarrenWarsawWarwick JunctionWarwickWashburnWassaicWatford CityWatrousWeaverWebsterWellsburgWernerWest BonetraillWest FargoWestfieldWesthopeWheatlandWheelockWhite EarthWhiteWhitmanWild RiceWildroseWillistonWillow CityWiltonWimbledonWindsorWingWirchWishekWoburnWogansportWolfordWolsethWoodsWoodworthWyndmereYorkYoungtownYpsilantiZahlZapZeelandZenith

Forthcoming (Kickstarter willing): two books, one, featuring one photograph of every North Dakota dot, and another, featuring photos of only the tiniest towns in North Dakota and westward. [current Kickstarter campaign]
Role: photographer
posted by afiler (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by capricorn on October 14, 2012: From Abercrombie to Zenith

Holy cow! How many trips altogether? This is great.
posted by kokogiak at 2:40 PM on October 13, 2012


Thanks! I worked on and off over the past decade or so on this, but I would say that about 50% of the photography was done in 4 multi-week-long trips in 2008 and 2009. I was at the mercy of the weather, so I'd photograph for as long as it stayed sunny.
posted by afiler at 3:24 PM on October 13, 2012


I had been told, but had not realised, that North Dakota was very flat. Wow, it's really really flat.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 7:54 PM on October 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is exactly the sort of thing I would do with my life if I could ever get a damn day off of work. Bravo!
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:28 AM on October 14, 2012


Echoing the "this is great!" Now I want a map and a day to go exploring ND through your photos.
posted by marguerite at 2:28 PM on October 14, 2012


Yeah, this is awesome afiler. It reminds me of a Human Geography course from undergrad, which was probably my favorite course ever. How fun!
posted by foxhat10 at 11:56 AM on October 17, 2012


I've only poked around a bit, but I really like the look of the town of Starkweather (and the creepy "association" with Charles, too).
posted by mr. digits at 7:28 PM on October 18, 2012


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