Greetings from the historic LaMoure County Courthouse in LaMoure, North Dakota! Built between 1908-1910, the courthouse replaced the original building which now houses the county museum near Grand Rapids, North Dakota. A bitter dispute over the location of the county seat had played out in the late 1800s between Grand Rapids and LaMoure, even culminating in violent confiscation of documents, but after all the dust settled, folks from around the county came together to build this impressive structure, and the rest, as they say, is history!
The interior view of the dome is spectacular, reminiscent of painted domes such as I’ve seen in Washington, D.C. or even Europe, but what makes this one special are the scenes themselves as they depict life on the prairie from multiple perspectives.
My favorite scenes in the dome include the wagon train headed west and the American Indians hunting the great American bison.
Wish you were here!