Twenty five bidders from New York, Hong Kong, Florida, Kansas and Wyoming, signed up Thursday for the auction of the town billed as ‘the smallest’ in America, Buford, Wyoming, and the winner was a Vietnamese man from Ho Chi Minh City who wanted to remain anonymous taking the highest bid of $900,000, ABS-CBN News said.
The winning buyer will get 10 acres of land, including a three-bedroom house, a gas station, school and several other buildings, a garage, cabin and barn, a cell phone tower, a parking lot that a trucking company uses to switch trailers at night, and the Buford Trading Post, as the outpost is called, which benefited from regular traffic along the I-80 interstate, with Wyoming’s state capital Cheyenne 50 kilometers to the east and San Francisco 1,150 miles to the west.
Buford’s last inhabitant and owner, Don Sammons, 61, said the former railroad stop was once home to 2,000 people but they started moving away when the train service ended.
Now, the entrance sign to the town read: “Buford. Population: 1.”