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Bowesmont, North Dakota
A church in Bowesmont
A church in Bowesmont
Bowesmont, North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Bowesmont, North Dakota
Bowesmont, North Dakota
Location in North Dakota
Bowesmont, North Dakota is located in the United States
Bowesmont, North Dakota
Bowesmont, North Dakota
Location in the United States
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 701
GNIS feature ID 1028097

Bowesmont is a former unincorporated town in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States. Bowesmont is located along a BNSF Railroad line near Interstate 29, 8.2 miles (13.2 km) north of Drayton. The community was initially named Alma for Alma, Ontario in 1878; the name was changed to Bowesmont, for William Bowes, the town's first shopkeeper, six months later. According to legend, Bowes won the right to name the town in a card game.

Bowesmont was devastated by flooding of the Red River in 1997. Only an old church is left in what is now a ghost town. An annual pilgrimage occurs the second Sunday of July where old friends, family and neighbors meet in the old church to celebrate what was the town they loved.

Notable person

  • Harold Keith Johnson, Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1964 to 1968
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