“Nipton is chill, it is laidback, no laws, we all live together, we are all chill,” says Teena Thomas, one of 32 residents of the town. Teena moved here 9 months ago in search for a more peaceful living. She works in a little convenience store Nipton’s Trading Post, a few minutes from where rents a room. Nipton is the perfect town for people like Teena Thomas that want quiet away from society, in a free town with “no rules.”
Everybody is a family and they all look out for one another say town’s residents. “tourist can bring their motor homes, camp or rent a hotel room for a few days” says Sam, one of the residents that volunteer in the Nipton Trading Post.
In the promotional video above, American Green advertises the benefits of its work in this town.
American Green is changing the town by expanding the town and building more hotels and cabins." American Green brought money to the town that we need,” says Thomas. American Green plans on hiring the same workers the previous owner had and keeping them in the town. Carol , a resident in Nipton thinks American Green has been good to the town. American Green has hired 80 staff and will build three more hotels. Resident Teena Thomas stated that “Nipton town is a historical town from 1905 and it is protected as such. It’s development can only add more to the town without changing it”. The residents believe their “magical Nipton” will keep its history despite the influx of workers and future pot parties.
The town of Nipton is very small and unknown. Teena Thomas was one of the few residents that did not know Nipton town existed before she moved there. Teena moved to Nipton town for quietness and to isolate herself from the big city. After American Green bought the town in September she says “The Company has brought publicity, we are all over the news. It has brought money we needed. The company has cleaned the town and brought more work for people. We are blessed for American Green.”
The above video was created by Abigail Escobar and shows an overview of the town and interviews with a few residents and their thoughts on American Green's plans for Nipton.