Sunset on the Hans Blegen Homestead - Benson County ND
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"Sunset on the Hans Blegen Homestead" A 1910 plat map reports that the site of this windmill and old grain bins (zoom in) near Churchs Ferry mark the farm homestead of a Norwegian Immigrant named Hans O. Blegen. Some additional sleuthing on a Norwegian geneology/history website tells me that he was born Feb 20, 1843 in Oppland, Norway and he immigrated to Olmsted county, Minnesota in 1880, followed by a move to Benson county in 1900, presumably to homestead this land/site. This location has been more or less inaccessable for over a decade, due to rising floodwaters of Devils Lake - I was photographing from old Highway 281, which itself had to be abandoned due to water inundation all along this area, but has now resurfaced as the lake waters receding. So I was shooting "abandoned from abandoned". Image captured Oct 29, 2021 with Pentax K-1 and DA*200mm lens.
November 18th, 2021
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