The town of Burford, Wyoming was placed for sale on Thursday. In a unique twist of events, the town was posted online through an auction site with a listing time of only 11-minutes.
They buyer stated, "Owning a piece of property in the United States has been my dream." He flew from Vietnam to Wyoming to see the land he purchased in an attempt to achieve "the American dream."
The man from Vietnam, who prefers to remain anonymous, was a resident of one of the 46-countries across the world that were bidding on the property. The town of Buford, Wyoming, which is located between Cheyenne and Laramie, contains over ten acres of land, one gas station, one modular home, and one resident.
Buford's sole resident, Don Sammons, stated that he moved to the town in 1980 from Los Angeles with his wife Terry. Sammons was previously the owner of Buford, and stated that the town was named after Civil War Union Army General John Buford. In 1992, six years after Sammons wife died, he decided to purchase the town. Buford was named "the nation's smallest town."
The town of Pray, Montana, has long been on the market, for sale at $1.4 million. The 52-year old owner, Barbara Walker, stated that the town has been in her late husband's family since 1953. This 5-acre town is located in the Paradise Valley next to Yellowstone National Park and has a population of 8.