Expansive wheat fields roll along the land surrounding the dying community of Benchland. With the extension of the railroad to the community, several settlers moved to Benchland in 1909. However, the town never achieved great popularity as it peaked at 200 citizens in 1915. 

After this point, the town slowly began fading away. By 1975, most of the houses and businesses had moved to neighboring towns, leaving Benchland with only seven residents. Today, the village boasts two grain elevators.

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