Poor Monse, Washington. Nobody wants it. The town, population 12, in northeastern Washington, made headlines in 2005 when a group of sellers put it up for sale on eBay for $575,000. For that, you'd get 60 river front acres, including 12 houses, a post office, general store and school.
The LA Times reported today that the historic town, which, during the 1800s, was a trading post and steamboat stop, got no takers. A number of people considered buying it and turning it into a family compound, but never closed the deal. The town's pretty run-down apparently. So instead, the buyers chopped it up and sold off a few desirable parcels.
[Photo credit LA Times]