The US town of Cal-Nev-Ari, which lies about 130 kilometers east of Las Vegas has been put up for sale by its founder Nancy Kidwell. The twon was established in 1960s by Nancy and her first husband Slim. The town was named after California, Arizona and Nevada, three nearby US States. The town was established after Nancy and slim got 630 acres of land and a World War II airstrip from the Federal Government for free.
The population of the town has now grown to 375 and it boasts of a hotel, a general store, a laundromat and a community centre. Nancy does the bulk of the work in the town as she does not have children or her spouse. She opens the post office, hires bartenders, opens the casino, checks the water tank and orders food for the saloon. But at 78, Nancy is unsure about the future of the town. Nancy said, “I’m selling it because I’m not getting any younger. I haven’t found the fountain of youth, and there’s no one to take my place, so I have to start providing for the future of the community.” Three buyers have already shown interest in buying the town.