Want to Buy the Town Where Custer Made His Last Stand? You Can for the Bargain Price of $250,000 [VIDEO]
If you’re in the market to buy your own town (and really, who isn’t?) but don’t have the $4 million needed to buy one in Utah, we have good news: for a fraction of the price, you can snap up the Montana town where Custer made his last stand.
Garryowen, a 7.7-acre town with just two residents in the Little Bighorn Battlefield in southeastern Montana, is the site of one of the most famous battles in US history: in 1876, Gen. George A. Custer and 200 other soldiers from the 7th Cavalry were killed by Native American Sioux warriors in what came to be known as Custer’s Last Stand.
And on August 15, it’ll go on the auction block. Asking price? Just $250,000.
Not only will you get the Garryowen gas station and convenience store, you’ll get a bunch of Reconstruction Era artifacts including a tomb of an unknown soldier and an extensive manuscript collection belonging Custer’s wife, Elizabeth Bacon Custer.
Owner Chris Kortlander, who bought the property and its assorted goodies back in 1993, hopes the new owner will be as dedicated to everything as he’s been, saying, “One reason for an auction is to attract that special person who wants to carry the torch.”