Dakota Mysteries and Oddities: North Dakota's Smallest Towns

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While most of North Dakota, past and present, is down-to-earth, some of the state’s sites and stories involve mystery and intrigue.  Others are certainly out of the ordinary. Two of those unusal historical episodes are highlighted here.

During the construction of an anti-ballistic missile site in the 1970s, the Hove family built a trailer park on their farm to accommodate the growing number of workers.  Within two years,  the residents incorporated a town to solve some of the issues with maintaining the park.  When the missile site closed, the workers left, leaving the population of Hove at just two.

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Matt Olien (Producer); Dave Geck, Travis Jensen (Videographers)


Dakota Oddities and Mysteries, Prairie Public Television (2003)

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