Columbus, North Dakota (pop. 139)
This town and nearby Larson was named after the early postmaster who served the area, Columbus Larson. It is believed this town is the only one in the nation not named after Christopher Columbus.
Along the way we passed this side road backed up with traffic. Oh my! These are people waiting to get through the border inspection into Canada! Oh I will have to get a picture of this in case someone asks why we don’t go visit Canada. I pulled into a corner lot and got the photo then thought Gee, I thought we were about five miles away from the border. I got out my binoculars. Way up ahead I could see the train crossing arms blocking the roadway. There was no train. People were out of their vehicles scratching their heads. It was a railroad equipment crossing malfunction. Fooled me! Ha!