Stirum was a spur of the moment stop while I was out taking a new car on its first roadtrip. This area of Sargent County was hit pretty hard with some of the extremely wet weather we experienced in the years around 2010 and 2011, and it shows in Stirum. There was a lot of apparent ‘cleanup’ going on the day I arrived, so I didn’t photograph much. We’ll quite likely go back again some time in the future. Just guessing, I would estimate a population around a dozen.
This is the former Sargent County Maintenance shop.
This house has a huge, two story porch on the back.
The building on the left, though closed on the day I visited, appeared to be an operational bar.
Photos by Troy, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy