The first two photos are of the old church at Trotters, Golden Valley, ND. Located about 35 miles north of our ranch, it got it's start in the 1910's during the homestead era. A small farming town, it eventually just dwindled down to just the church and another building which once housed a store and gas station. Trotters sits in ranching country which is beginning to see increased oil activity. Lately it seems that there is a new oil well in the area monthly. I have family that lived at Trotters during the time it was still alive. They are buried at the cemetery about two miles away. The second photos are of the school in about ten miles north of Trotters in Williams County, ND. I am not sure how long ago that it was "retired" It looks like it is in good repair even the playground equipment.