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Lark
Situated east of Carson in Section 5, Township 134, Range 85. 
The post office, established July 26, 1906 was named after Hiram D. Larkee, an early settler. Larkee was change to Lark when the townsite was platted in 1909. Lark's official founding occurred on April 10, 1910. The Northern Pacific Railroad began service to and through Lark later that year when the Mandan to Mott branch line was opened.
C.H. Chase built the first lumber yard and grain elevator. Frank Wagner and Ole Dahlen laid the corner stone for the lumber sheds and Frank managed both the lumber yard and elevator. Prior to the arrival of the railroad, lumber was shipped to Lark from Almont.
Charles Beaver built the first blacksmith shop. A Mr. Stanley built the first grocery store in the fall of 1910 and sold it to A.E. Camp in the spring of 1911. Other businesses in Lark included a hardware store, implement dealer, two general mercantile stores, a community hall, two cream stations, a livery barn, and a Presbyterian church. By 1925, the Occident Elevator Company would boast of an "up-to-date truck dump." 
Today, Lark is a ghost town with few signs of its once busy existence.
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1913 Lark 3
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1920 Lark Pioneer Kids 1
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1978 Lark ND Depot 1

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