(REUTERS) — The town of Buford, Wyoming – population 1 – was sold for $900,000 to an unidentified buyer on Thursday after an 11-minute auction that attracted worldwide interest.
The tiny Western town garnered international attention in advance of the sale of 10-plus acres (4 hectares) with a convenience store, gas station and modular home located in southeast Wyoming between Cheyenne and Laramie.
Don Sammons and his wife, Terry, moved from Los Angeles to the Buford area in 1980. In 1992, six years after Terry’s death, Sammons purchased the town.
Sammons decided to auction off Buford, named after Union Army General John Buford, to move to Colorado to live near his adult son.
“My family is gone. Our purpose for moving here has kind of been completed, and now I want to find out what other adventures I have in store,” Sammons told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.