One Of The Last Company Towns In America Is For Sale

Residents of Scotia, CA, hope that their community can retain its unique after the sale.
July 7, 2006, 8am PDT | Matt Baumann
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Once one of countless company-owned settlements in the United States during the early part of the 20th century, the community of Scotia, CA is now facing the prospect of managing itself after over 100 years of ownership by the Pacific Lumber Company.

At only 500 acres and with a population of 800, the community is considering a proposal to be annexed by a nearby town. Yet uncertainty remains about what the future outlook for the town will be. Meanwhile, residents are learning to deal with home ownership after losing their long-time landlord.

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Published on Thursday, July 6, 2006 in The New York Times
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