New Salem, North Dakota – Flashback Friday
I don’t often get to show historical images, but Yale University just released 170,000 images from the Farm Security Administration’s depression era photo collection and I decided to check and see if I could find anything that I have photographed.
I decided to start with the latest photos I have made, which meant I was looking over the images from North Dakota. In recent years I have started taking photos of the small town I go through, abandoned, or not. So I was delighted to see that I had an almost perfect match for one of FSA photographer John Vachon’s images from the town of New Salem, North Dakota.
While New Salem is a few miles off the highway, I’m a sucker for road side attractions. I have to say I wouldn’t have made this stop if it wasn’t for Salem Sue (pictured below). The world’s largest Holstein Cow.
Do you love small farming towns across America?
Sad to see that many are slowly disappearing?
Want to see photos & hear the stories about the people still living there?
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