Sanger, North Dakota

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Ghost town
A vista of Sanger
A vista of Sanger
Sanger is located in North Dakota
Location within the state of North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°10′27″N 100°59′43″W / 47.17417°N 100.99528°W / 47.17417; -100.99528Coordinates: 47°10′27″N 100°59′43″W / 47.17417°N 100.99528°W / 47.17417; -100.99528
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Oliver
Elevation 2,142 ft (653 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58530

Sanger is a ghost town in Oliver County, North Dakota. Founded in 1879, the town was originally known as Bentley.[1] It was the county seat until 1884, when the community was renamed Sanger. Never a large community, the former town is most notable for being the birthplace of Hazel Miner, a local heroine who sacrificed her life to save her brother and sister in a 1920 blizzard. The town declined during the 20th Century, and was fully abandoned by 1985.[2]


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