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77. A Woman in Monowi

07 Apr

FACT: Nebraska is home to the smallest settlement in the whole of American. A village known as Monowi.

Its mayor, its youngest citizen, its richest citizen and oldest citizen are all the same person. Meet Elsie Eiler, 77, the total population of Monowi.

Ever since 2004, when her husband died, she has been the sole resident of the village. After the death of Rudy, she just wanders around Monowi, now a shell of a village. “I chose to stay here after my husband died. It’s home.

According to the US census results this is a unique thing, there is no other settlement in the whole of the US with the same situation.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Trivia

 

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