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Entire Town for Sale: $1.5 Million

Posted By Katie Levingston On July 22, 2014 @ 2:38 pm In Notebook | No Comments

A whole new world - well, at least a town you can truly call your own – awaits you in Aladdin, Wyo. [1]

Aladdin, Wyoming [2]For $1.5 million, you can buy the town lock, stock and barrel: 30 acres and 15 buildings, including a 118-year-old general store.

Empty-nesters Rick and Judy Brengle are selling the tiny community [3] in far northeastern Wyoming that they bought 28 years ago.

“All our kids had gone to college, so my husband bought me a town,” Judy Brengle told the Associated Press [4].

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Running a town is hard work, and the couple wants to take a break from sorting mail (Aladdin has its own ZIP code) and selling cigarettes or beer, among other things, seven days a week.

Though the town has no government population records, 15 people are believed to be living within its borders. It sits on a state highway midway between Wyoming’s Devils Tower National Monument [6] and Belle Forche, S.D. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attracts legions of biker fanatics to the area each year. 

Last year, Buford, a town in southeast Wyoming with a population of 1, was renamed PhinDeli Town after it was sold for $900,000.

 

Photo: Al Zaleski via Flickr [7]

 

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[1] Aladdin, Wyo.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin,_Wyoming

[2] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/1537084392_8a03b41d32_b.jpg

[3] community: http://blog.aarp.org/category/great-places/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] told the Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_TOWN_FOR_SALE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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[6] Devils Tower National Monument: http://www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm

[7] Al Zaleski via Flickr : http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/zaleski/1537084392/

[8] Burt’s Bees Founder Still a Maverick at Age 79: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/07/17/burts-bees-founder-still-a-maverick-at-age-79/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[9] They Found $1 Million in Their Trash: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/26/they-found-1-million-in-their-trash-2/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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