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Turning a Ghost Town into an Eco Boomtown
Turning a Ghost Town into an Eco Boomtown

AIR DATE: May 12, 2011

Back in the 1980s, Gerald Freeman was a geologist looking for gold, when he decided to buy an outpost in the Mojave Desert.  He bought the ghost town for $200,000.  Since then, he has spent $1 million renovating it, and its population of one has grown to 20.  Now, Freeman wants to run his town on solar power, fill it with "eco-cabins," and make it a "green" center in the middle of the desert.  But can his idea spread to the rest of Nevada?  We talk to Freeman about his green dream... and what the neighbors really think about it

Gerald Freeman, founder, City of Nipton, CA

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