Town with no people in the US - level 3, A12

Town with no people in the US - level 3, A12

22-03-2012 18:00

Buford is the smallest town in the US. This town is well-known in the US because it had a population of 1 person.

Its last inhabitant had been working in his own shop 10 hours per day and he was also a mayor. Almost 1000 people visited his shop every day in summer. But in winter, he had only about 100 visitors a day.

The man decided to leave. He had been living in the ghost town for 32 years. His house, garage, shop and a petrol station are for sale now. A local post office and a former school house are for sale too.

The town in located high in the mountains and it lies on the road which connects New York and California. In the past, the town had almost 2000 inhabitants. The town offers an impressive view of the Rocky Mountains. It has also extremely cold winters and a lot of winds as you can hear in the video.

These are the words from the video. It is not easy to understand though because of the strong wind and lazy pronunciation of the man. The video was shot before the last inhabitant moved out.

“OK, here we are in Buford, Wyoming. Population 1. I think that’s the one. There is the store and that’s about it. That’s it and that's all, man.”

Written by Libor for News in Levels

Interesting words: inhabitant, mayor, though.

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