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Oldest Building in North Dakota.

Oldest North Dakota Building

Field review by the editors.

Walhalla, North Dakota

Part of our "Who Cares?" Tour (which, frankly, we don't have the willpower to finish writing).

It's a perfectly preserved, hand-hewn log cabin, built in 1843, today surrounded by wheat fields. The "oldest standing structure built by Euro-Americans in North Dakota," according to a bronze plaque bolted to a nearby rock. It is, however, not the oldest building currently in North Dakota; that honor goes to the Sigdal House, built in 1771 and imported from Norway, which now stands in Minot's Scandinavian Heritage Park.

The state actually pays someone to sit out here, all day, in this isolated house, waiting for visitors. Make that person's day -- or week. Stop by.

Oldest North Dakota Building

Gingras Trading Post

105th St. NE, Walhalla, ND
Gingras Trading Post. Northeast of town on Hwy 32, then one mile down a gravel road just south of the Walhalla airpark.
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