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HAVE AN EXTRA $400,000? BUY A TOWN


Have you ever wanted to own your own town?  Well know you can!  A small unincorporated town in South Dakota is on sale for just $400,000!  The whole town consists of a bar, workshop, three trailers, single house, and 6.16 acres of wide open prairie.  And you don't become Mayor, or town council or anything like that... you straight up own it.  Like Mr. Potter in it's a wonderful life (but hopefully less evil). 

Here is a picture of it's thriving downtown according to Google street view:




The town is called Swett, South Dakota and its current owner Lance Benson (who along with his wife make up the towns only official population)  is selling it so he can focus on his traveling concession business.  The main attraction of the town is the bar "Swett Tavern" which is the only watering hole for miles and miles around and apparently attracts a rough crowd.  One of the regulars once described it with "you need a Bowie knife to get in this place and a chainsaw to get out."   Which is the best description of a bar I've ever heard.   Although apparently according the the local news, Benson has cleaned the bars image up a bit since he has owned it.  The bar as it looks today is in the photo at the top of the page. 

But the best part is the lady who is actually in charge of selling the town has had her number posted all over the internet, her name is Stacie and I won't post it but you can see all her contact info at this local papers website.  Now that this story has gone viral I hope she puts her phone on silent for a while.  But who knows with all the Oil Boom money flowing in West Texas... maybe somebody does want to buy a town just for kicks and giggles. 


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06/30/2014 9:59AM
HAVE AN EXTRA $400,000? BUY A TOWN
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