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Nevada border town for sale

Posted at 11:24 PM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 08:46:16-05

There isn't a town for sale sign along the U.S. 95 south of Searchlight, but there should be.

Nancy Kidwell has once again put the town of Cal-Nev-Ari on the market. The reported asking price is $8 million.

Kidwell established the city in 1965 with her husband Slim.

This was after Slim Kidwell saw a dirt airstrip while flying over the area near the borders of California, Nevada and Arizona. A casino, restaurant, post office and RV park now sit on the land near the airstrip.

About 350 people call the town home, but their private property is not included in the sale.

Most of the people that live in Cal-Nev-Ari hope anyone that buys the town will keep things largely the same.

"Oh it's a great place you got a bar, a casino so you got a little bit of nightlife. And you know there's a motel across the street for when you got gassed and don't have room in your house," Richie Smith said.

The airstrip that is the town's signature was actually constructed under General George S. Patton, Jr. and used to train troops between 1942 and 1945.