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Courtesy Photos Oakdale, a town that died decades ago, was captured in the undated photos above. Thorvald Bang, who grew up near Oakdale, was given the photos for his birthday last year. The stagecoach shown in the above photo reportedly took mail and people to Oakdale at one time.

Rediscovering Oakdale


A photo of a town that died decades ago drifted between several states recently and made its way back to a family who recognizes it. It is a photo of Oakdale, which used to be located 12 miles northwest of Killdeer.

"It just brought back memories of old days and what we talked about when people got together," Thorvald Bang said about receiving the photo. "I remember riding there with my folks in a little truck and I rode in the back."

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