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Summary Box: Vietnam man lives the American dream

The Associated Press

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Pham Dinh Nguyen bought his own piece of the American dream for $900,000: Buford, Wyo. — billed as the nation's smallest town with a population of 1.

MAKING STRIDES: The 38-year-old businessman has impressed many of his fellow Vietnamese with the purchase, which they see as showing the world that the country has moved far beyond war and poverty.

THE PRIZE: Buford, a remote property 8,000 feet above sea level, consists of a gas station and convenience store, a 1905 schoolhouse, a cabin, a garage and a three-bedroom house on 10 acres between Cheyenne and Laramie.