NIPTON, Calif. — In the award-winning television show “Schitt’s Creek,” the owners of the tiny town of the same name try to sell it, with no luck. Roxanne Lang feels like she’s been living that story line on repeat.
For more than half a decade now, she has been trying to sell her own town, an 80-acre plot of land on the California side of the Mojave Desert, about an hour away from Las Vegas. It’s now on the market again for $2.75 million.
With almost nothing around it for miles, Nipton is located far off Interstate 15, and appears in the middle of the desert almost like a mirage, with a grove of eucalyptus trees marking its presence.
It is home to 25 residents—give or take—a general store, an old schoolhouse, a trailer park, some art structures trucked in from Nevada’s Burning Man festival, and a ghost of a Nipton owner from a century ago, named Harry. The ghost, say residents, often appears in a midthigh coat and a black cowboy hat, looking away.
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