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Buford WY – Going, Going, Sold!

It’s a story that has reached across the country. From the Today Show in New York to Laramie and even in the UK, the tiny town of Buford has its moment in the spotlight. And tomorrow, April 5, Buford WY will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

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Now, listen.  Buford is a lot more than a literal dot on the map. 

The outpost was originally established during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad way, way back when Wyoming was just a territory. In fact, Buford has been there since 1866. It was named in honor of Major General John Buford and sits in a strategic location between Laramie and Cheyenne. 

During its hey-day,  It bosted a post office and (as hard as it may be to believe) a population of 2,000 souls.  And when noting its unique nature, let’s not forget this little tidbit:  It is the highest community on Interstate 80. Buford sits at 8,000 feet above sea level.

But it’s time to turn a new page for Buford.  The entire community will be auctioned at high noon, Thursday, April 5th. As with all auctions, inspection is available prior to the sale, beginning at 10 AM. 

Nominal first bid:  100,000 dollars.

The company conducting the auction has a website where you can get all the details. If you’re curious, you can check out the presentation at their website here.

So, what do YOU think?  Would you like to own a bit of history on Interstate 80?  Would you be willing to buy Buford?  Let us know with your feedback here.

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