All the Small Places in North Dakota

Over the past ten years, photographer Andrew Filer has photographed every single named place in the state of North Dakota. From cities and towns to unincorporated places, ghost towns, and the wide, empty spaces between, he visited more than 875 locations across this sparsely populated state. Filer's project is called Everydot, as in "every dot on the map." He's already covered all the named places in North Dakota, and is well on his way through Minnesota, Washington state, and parts of western Canada. He was kind enough to allow me to share some of his North Dakota collection here.
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1. The Scandia Valley Church, in West Bonetraill, North Dakota, part of photographer Andrew Filer's "Everydot" project.




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2. Rolling hills near Donnybrook, North Dakota.




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3. Fairmount, North Dakota.




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4. Flooding near Minnewaukan, North Dakota.




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5. A pronghorn looks up, near Heil, North Dakota.




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6. An intersection in Hampden, North Dakota.




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7. Williston, North Dakota.




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8. Corinth, North Dakota.




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9. Thelan, North Dakota.




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10. Youngtown, North Dakota.




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11. Wabek, North Dakota.




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12. Mose, North Dakota. On July 12, 1943, a destructive tornado followed by a massive thunderstorm hit this area, destroying most of the buildings in town, which was not rebuilt.




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13. Tolna, North Dakota, population 166.




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14. Tolley, North Dakota.




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15. A mural in Park River, North Dakota.




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16. An abandoned church in Heil, North Dakota. The sign reads "No Trespassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again."




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17. Kaiser, North Dakota.




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18. Railroad cars stretch to the horizon near an abandoned farmhouse in Hong, North Dakota.




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19. The Traill County courthouse in Hillsboro, North Dakota.




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20. Lowell, North Dakota.




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21. The City Hall of Lehr, North Dakota, population 80.




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22. The ruins of a school in Verendrye, North Dakota.




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23. A deer runs through a field near Hong, North Dakota.




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24. Banks, North Dakota.




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25. Storefronts in Wahpeton, North Dakota. The building in the middle, formerly The National Bank, is now a gold & silver exchange.




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26. Hamar, North Dakota.




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27. Westfield, North Dakota.




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28. The Winger Chees building in Towner, North Dakota. In 2003, Winger Cheese closed down after more than 40 years in business, due to diminished milk production.




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29. Deerheart Lodge, North Dakota.




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30. Bentley, North Dakota.




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31. Hanks, North Dakota.




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32. Otter Creek, North Dakota.




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33. A four-story structure in Ashley, North Dakota, population 749.




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34. Howard, North Dakota.




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35. A storefront in Turtle Lake, North Dakota.




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36. Vang, North Dakota.




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37. Golden Valley, North Dakota.




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38. Dual railroad tracks near Oswald, North Dakota.