Day 91

Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church

June 25th, 2010


  1. Does that sign on the front of the church say “no trespassing” ?? Is that why the church has been abandoned?? ha ha.

  2. katzien in austin says:

    I bet if you go inside it’s like a time capsule.

  3. Jeff says:

    and today is 1/2 way to Christmas. Thanks Matt. I’m R.C and you made my day.

  4. Peaceful church……watch for thunderstorms coming your way today.

  5. Kerin says:

    I think that’s the first time I’ve seen ‘No Trespassing” posted on a church. Interesting irony.

  6. jeff says:

    I mean yea it looks abandoned, no? I ran into (literaly) a few and have come across locked doors. Sad when that has to happen. It still is a cool piece of history – that I would not have known about without this blog/hike log.

  7. Sven says:

    There are churches like this all over the great plains. Some in better shape than others. Some are maintained by local people out of their own pockets. Others are nearly collapsed.

  8. Thomas says:

    It was a little tricky to spot … off to the side. I hit some other spots on your route … the views are amazing for their majestic solitude.,-95.677068&sspn=33.710275,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Steele,+Kidder,+North+Dakota&ll=46.849802,-100.140638&spn=0.028646,0.055189&z=14&layer=c&cbll=46.849895,-100.140645&panoid=bHZyPrT1wEanKt_-Nq6FpQ&cbp=12,231.83,,0,-2.97

    Just a little off to the side. Don’t know about the no trespassing … maybe it is on a circuit and that is for when there is no service.

  9. Thomas says:

    Interestingly, there is a large Lutheran Church right across the road. Can’t quite see it due to some road haze on street view but they have a map label. If you look at the satellite you can see the huge parking lot.

  10. Tesla says:

    That’s the most Baptist looking Catholic church I’ve ever seen.

  11. Hugh says:

    Tesla, that’s funny…

  12. tim says:

    I think St Anthony of Paua is supposed to be the patron saint of taking care of animals. I also think one of the saint anthony’s is supposed to help you find lost things. He seems to have lost his congregation.

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