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12 U.S. places where your visit could double the population

By: Laura Moss on Dec. 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
The saloon of Tortilla Flat is one of town's few businesses.

Photo: Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia Commons [CC by 1.0]

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Tortilla Flat, Arizona

This small, unincorporated community is the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail, and with a population of six, it’s Arizona’s smallest official community that has a post office and voter’s precinct. Today, Tortilla Flat consists of a restaurant, a gift shop and a saloon (pictured), which is the kind of place where visitors can enjoy a cold beer or sarsaparilla and even take in a gunfight. The town is owned by Alvin and Pam Ross, who bought it in 1988, but they're willing to part with this piece of Old West history for the right price; they once listed the town as for sale on eBay for $5.5 million.