Strum is located on the Buffalo River, properly called the “Beef”. Modern day cartographers have changed the name from the French “Bouef” (meaning Buffalo and pronounced “Beef”) to its present name. It was settled in the mid 1800’s as a trading post and the area was attractive to Norwegian immigrants because of the rolling hills and valleys which closely resembled that of Southern Norway. Strum became an official village in 1948.
Strum is a valley of parks – roughly 400 acres of park land – most of the parks are equipped with shelters and picnic tables.
Baseball and softball parks, volleyball and tennis courts, golfing, playground equipment for the children and picnic facilities abound. Winter sports include ice skating, hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing.
Crystal Lake is the greatest recreational resource. Though motor boats are barred, sail boats, rowboats, and canoes are acceptable. Many active service clubs concern themselves with civic and humanitarian projects. The pride of the village is its beautiful 9 hole golf course and the Crystal Lake Campground, 42 sites equipped with showers, electricity, water, cable and sewer.
For further information on Strum, contact the City Clerk’s office at (715) 695-3601.
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