Old Mill Camp May See Chips Fly Yet Again

Somoa, a former mill town 300 miles north of San Francisco, has offered itself for sale as an opportunity for historic preservation or affordable housing.
July 20, 2000, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Somoa is one of the West's last company towns, and the owner, Seattle-based Simpson Timber Co., is offering the bayfront town for as little as $1.75 million. The town is being pitched as a great opportunity for historic preservation or affordable housing. Local economic development officials would rather see the town and an adjacent 100-acre industrial park be used to attract new high-tech firms that would replace the jobs the town has lost.

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Published on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 in Wall St. Journal
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