Ambrose, North Dakota
There was no way to enter this house across the dirt road without breaking in.
My, look at that stenciled glass.
The back porch had completely collapsed.
Through a broken window I could get a couple interior shots.
That looked to be a heater.
The next house I came upon I couldn’t even get onto the front porch due to all rubble and vegetation.
But that old wringer washing machine was cool looking.
That back door was secured against entry.
The back side of the house. That tank was leaking kerosene oil.
That answered my question as to what was inside these tanks on all these houses.
One photo through a window revealed the floor had collapsed in the kitchen pitching the stove forward.
A more modern-day refrigerator sat across from it waiting for its time to join the stove.
The garage and workshop out back.
Every cardboard box they came across was repurposed for insulation.
On the floor was a Montgomery Wards catalog.
I could find no date on it anywhere and the covers were long gone deteriorated.
Judging by the women's fashions I guess this to be in the sixties?
What do you ladies think?
Backside of the garage workshop.
Standing on the back step looking across the yard to the work shed. The occupants had to walk across the yard and around the right side of the shed to access the outhouse that stood behind.
Now imagine making that trip during the winter with wind, rain and snow.
In the dark of night.
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