Buford was formed in 1866 as military outpost "Fort Sanders", to protect workers building a railroad. It was once home to 2000 people and the town was named Buford after Civil War general John Buford following the opening.
When Don Sammons moved to Buford, Wyoming it was a booming metropolis of 7 residents. Today Don is the lone resident of the town. He left Los Angeles in 1980 looking for a quieter lifestyle and it looks like he's found it in Buford. He runs a gas station and convenience store in this windy town. Sammons sells souvenirs like mugs, hats and postcards and is happy to go home at the end of the day to his isolated mountain top perch. He says he loves the slow pace and never feels lonely.