There are many forms of media, from books to film to music, that demonstrate what it is like to live in a small town. There isn't anything, however, that shows what it is like to live in Monowi, Nebraska, a town with one resident.
Elsie Eiler, a woman in her 80s, is the only person left in the small town. She lived there with her husband, who passed away in 2004, and now spends her time managing a town that's likely to die with her. Monowi, for the most part, is a ghost town, but Eiler doesn't let that ruin her fun. The following depicts what it's like to live in a town with a population of one.
It's The Only Incorporated Town With One Person
The Town's Library Is Named After Her Late Husband
Eiler Has Appointed Herself Mayor Of The Tiny TownPhoto: Fotor
She Owns And Operates The Town Tavern
She Granted Herself A Liquor License, Because She CanPhoto: Foter
Her Idea Of "Neighbor" Is Very Different