Large Part of Small Wyoming Town Sells for $500,000
ALADDIN, Wyo. (AP) — A big part of a small Wyoming town has sold at auction for a price lower than expected.
The town of Aladdin is home to 15 people near the South Dakota line. Up for sale Friday were the town store, liquor license, post office, gas station, a two-bedroom home, an outbuilding and a seven-unit mobile home park.
A 17-acre tract also was included in the package bid up to $500,000.
The winning bidders were Maynard Rude and son Lee Rude of Piedmont, South Dakota. Lee Rude says the price was much less than he expected.
Owners Rick and Judy Brengle also expected a higher price for their properties.
A cafe and motel offered separately by another couple failed to sell after getting few bids.