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Wanna buy a Montana town? Bidding starts at $250,000

A two-person Montana town near Lt. Col. George Custer's "last stand" at Little Bighorn goes up for public auction Wednesday.

Starting bid is $250,000 for eight acres on the doorstep of one of America's most famous battles.

Garryowen is being sold by Christopher Kortlander, who came to Montana from California almost 20 years ago. Within the Crow Indian Reservation he built an 18,500-square-foot compound that includes a post office, residence, museum, Subway shop and tomb of the unknown soldier.

Also being auctioned is a trove of manuscripts from Custer's wife, Elizabeth. The Custer Battlefield Museum, a collection of Little Bighorn and American Indian artifacts, is not for sale.

Kortlander attempted to sell Garryowen last decade. That was scuttled amid a government investigation, later dropped, into illegal artifact dealings by Kortlander.

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