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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:43 PM

Buford, Wyoming, 'smallest town in US', is auctioned

Source: BBC

A town billed as the smallest in the US has sold at auction for $900,000 (568,504).

Two unidentified Vietnamese men placed the winning bid for Buford, in the state of Wyoming, on Thursday.

It includes a school house, a petrol station, a three-bedroom home with a cabin and a general store.

Don Sammons, Buford's ex-owner and only resident, auctioned it at a starting price of $100,000. He is quitting his unofficial role as "mayor" to move on.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17630161

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alp227 Apr 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2012 #1
Art_from_Ark Apr 2012 #2
jeff47 Apr 2012 #4
Fearless Apr 2012 #5
Tanelorn Apr 2012 #7
starfox172 Apr 2012 #3
Tx4obama Apr 2012 #6
grilled onions Apr 2012 #8
longship Apr 2012 #9
happyslug Apr 2012 #10

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:44 PM

1. Did Romney or Santorum campaign there?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:46 PM

2. I thought that Monowi, Nebraska was the smallest town in the US

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 10:17 PM

4. Oh great. Now I've spent the last hour reading about ghost towns on Wikipedia. (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:27 PM

5. +1

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:34 AM

7. Me too....almost

Went to the wikipedia link. Found Crab Island New York. Didn't go there. Instead I remembered Crabapple Cove Maine.(where Hawkeye Pearce came from(doesn't exist)) found a treasury of MASH material.

THAT'S where I spent my hour.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 10:10 PM

3. just heard this on the evening news

LOLZ

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:20 AM

6. Luchenbach, Texas - population 3


Luchenbach, Texas
An ad in the paper offering "town pop. 3 for sale" led Hondo Crouch, rancher and Texas folklorist, to buy Luckenbach for $30,000 in 1970, in partnership with Kathy Morgan and actor Guich Koock. Hondo used the town's rights as a municipality to govern the dance hall as he saw fit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luchenbach







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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:04 AM

8. Why Can't Our Mega Millionaires Buy American?

They don't seem to hesitate to condemn land for their purposes. They buy on foreign shores. Some of them want the gov't to "hand back" all those beautiful acres of forest,mountains etc for their own financial means yet when they can actually buy such a parcel they don't do it. Hmmmm.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:16 AM

9. They obviously haven't seen Hawkins or Woodville, MI

Both in my neck of the woods. (More like Manistee National Forest)

Hawkins hasn't a petrol station, but has a great bar with good food.

Woodville has a church and a petrol station/convenience store (commonly called the Woodville Mall)

Neither has a school.

I love the north woods.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:21 AM

10. Does it have a Bridge?/ Claghorn PA still does, population been Zero since WWII.

Last edited Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:01 PM - Edit history (1)

Mine closed, Buildings are gone, the road to and from the town and bridge are gone, but the bridge still stands:

Yes, some yard work on the bridge is needed, but that is a problem when the population reaches Zero:







This bridge in byside the Ghost Town Trail in Indiana and Cambria County PA. Connects a lot of now long gone old mining towns. More on the Ghost Town Trail:

http://www.indianacountyparks.org/trails/gtt/gtt.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Town_Trail

The Ghost Town Trail goes from the county seat of Cambria County (Ebensburg) to Hoodlebug Trail in Indiana County, which you can take to the County Seat of Indiana County, Indiana Pa.

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