When we think "auction", we usually think "house." But how often do we think "whole town?" We've seen a couple before, but now we have an historic town, population 2, with lovely buildings, manicured grounds, fabulous location and a history right out of “Americana.” How about owning a town right in the middle of the National Historic Battleground of the Battle of Little Bighorn . . . Custer's Last Stand? On August 15th, either on-site or online . . .It could be yours!
And there’s even more! Separately auctioned will be an exceptionally rare collection of handwritten correspondence and accounts of daily life by Lizzy, the devoted wife of General Custer, who adored her husband and promoted him to all who would listen. She wrote and wrote about the campaigns in which he was involved and gave Americans first hand accounts of these battles so they would understand what was happen... more
For traffic and tourist interest it’s hard to beat this location. On I-90, it’s halfway between Mount Rushmore National Monument and Yellowstone National Park, two of the most visited tourist sites in the U.S. Since you’ll have gas to sell, a post office to mail their postcards, a convenience store and sandwich shop for snacks and drinks and retail shopping to keep them on the property longer, could... more
Made up of approximately 7.7 acres with its own zip code, it’s a very complete little town with a 3-level Town Hall of 15,400sf which houses a convenience store, sandwich shop, retail space, U.S. Post Office and a residence house. The second building is 2 levels of 2,900sf which contains office space and guest suites. Also on the property, the museum structure conveys with the winning bid. However, the contents... more
Taking a look at Garryowen on Google Earth, is historically enlightening. The town sits on the edge of the winding Little Bighorn River that twists and turns through and around the various battlegrounds of the notable skirmishes. Garryowen is remarkably close to the historical monuments and markers and actually sits in the Custer Battlefield itself. From the aerial view, it appears that very interesting walking tours... more
A very special monument is located in a small park near Town Hall. . . the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It’s the only privately owned monument of its kind in the United States. The Tomb came into existence on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1926. The remains of a soldier had just been found by a road crew working the path along Major Marcus Reno’s retreat. Major Reno was Custer&rsq... more
General George A. Custer, his wife Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the soldiers and officers that lived and died during the Battle of Little Bighorn have become very real people to us as we’ve studied the pretty town of Garryowen. Even its name was derived from an Irish drinking song used as the fighting song of Custer's 7th Cavalry as they stormed into battle here. The lucky new owner of Garryowen can be mayor, pol... more