Sims Open House – North Dakota
$40 – $495
Long Exposure Photograph of an abandoned home on the outskirts of the ghost town of Sims, ND. We walked about a mile across super loud crunchy snow, and literally through the shin-deep icy creek waters to get to this one, as the roads were impassable by our standard tires. Once we arrived, the heart-pounding work wasn’t over. Those rickety stairs are no joke. Sims, ND was quite the booming place in the late 1800s, noted for an abundance of spring water and coal mining, surveyed by the Northern Pacific Railroad, and home to a few general stores, a 3-story hotel, a two-room public school, real estate offices, and brick factory. But the original population of 1000 people dwindled quickly to just 86 people in 1910, after the NPRR company abandoned the tracks through the town. This house was purportedly the residence of the Holrizt general store owner. Blue flashlight blasts through its crumbled bones as the full moon peaks through the snow-packed clouds that quickly roll in from the east.
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