Buford Wyoming “The Nation’s Smallest Town” was recently sold at auction for $900,000 ( Williams, Williams & McKissick hosted the auction ). These pictures show what Buford looked like during our visit in 2004. If I remember correctly we pulled into the Buford Trading Post on fumes. We had definitely pushed our gas tank to empty. In that part of the country this isn’t exactly a wise decision.
This was our first visit to Buford. We were heading out to Lake Tahoe for the Gnomedex 4 conference. The car we drove that year had just been purchased and recently the engine just blew up on it ( 2012 ). A road trip from Illinois to California was a hardcore way to break that 2004 Chevy Aveo in.
When I tried to enter through the End of the Trail gifts and jewelry right door – it wouldn’t budge. I’d assume it was designed to keep a Montana winter outside. No matter what I tried the door just wouldn’t move for me. Embarrassingly a man on the other side had to open it. My guess is – it was one of the 2 residents who lived and worked there at the time.
We stopped to gas up on the way home very late in the evening after closing. The pumps were open 24/7 – you just had to pay with a credit card.
The photo quality is far from the best. Pictures were taken with a low-end digital camera and we were in a hurry to get back on the road. But they provide a good idea of what the property look like in 2004.
Buford Trading Post the nation’s smallest town Buford Wyoming just off Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie
“The town of Buford sold for $900,000. Don Sammons bought the 10-acre town from a family in 1992.”
Buford, Wyoming which at 8,000 feet is the highest community on I-80