NAME: Gardena
COUNTY: Bottineau County
CLIMATE: snow in winter, hot and dry summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: summer when it's dry or spring when it's cool
COMMENTS: Town is about 10 miles S of Bottineau, ND. I've often joked about getting enough money to buy the town and making various things out of it.
REMAINS: There's still several buildings standing and a nice playground there.
About 40 inhabitants left. It was once big enough to contest Bottineau for the county seat, but lost the bid. Like it's neighbor, Omemee, most of the people went to live in Bottineau in the '80's. Submitted by: Matt Rothchild