Walsh County, North Dakota


Lankin, ND: Public School, 1900s

Lankin, ND: Public School, 1900s

Lankin, North Dakota (Incorporated)
Founded: Soo Line Railroad town site, 1904
Township: Norton Township
Location: SW ¼ Sec. 24-156-57
Post Office Established: YOUNG post office moved to Lankin on July 17, 1905
Postmaster: John Matejcek
Incorporated: Village 1980.
Peak Population: 341 in 1910
Zip Code: 58250

LANKIN: This Soo Line RR town site was founded in 1904 in SW ¼ Sec. 24-156-57, Norton Twp., and named for town site owner James Lankin. The YOUNG post office moved to Lankin on July 17, 1905, with John Matejcek continuing as postmaster. The Zip Code is 58250, and the village, which incorporated in 1980, reached a peak population of 341 in 1910. Among the town’s residents were Jack McDonald, a trumpet player with John Philip Sousa’s famous band, and Herman Witasek, a member of Lankin’s 1930 State Class C High School basketball champions, who is considered to be North Dakota’s first professional player of that sport. 2 (1,2,3,18,33, 40,52,75,79) (pg 109)



Lankin Sherek’s Bar Token


Lankin Sts Peter and Paul Bechyne Chapel


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