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McCloud
Siskiyou County, California

McCloud is a classic company town, centered around a huge lumber mill. It had full services provided by the lumber company, with stores and health care, several hotels, a bank and a railroad station. The mill is closed, and may become a bottled water warehouse, but the train still runs for scenic excursions and dinners.

The housing in McCloud, like other company towns, was graded by standing in the company. It includes a mansion that hosted presidents for the company owner, large houses for the managers, smaller houses for married employees, plus bunkhouses/hotels for unmarried workers. All buildings on each block were originally identical. The town has been privatised but is still fully inhabited and well maintained.

Wikipedia: McCloud, California

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The lumber company guest house, now a bed and breakfast hotel

The lumber company guest house, now a bed and breakfast hotel

The lumber company guest house, now a bed and breakfast hotel

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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The McCloud Hotel

The McCloud Hotel

The McCloud Hotel

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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The McCloud River Inn

The McCloud River Inn

The McCloud River Inn

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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Site of the railroad depot in the center of McCloud, now used by the dinner train

Site of the railroad depot in the center of McCloud, now used by the dinner train

Site of the railroad depot in the center of McCloud, now used by the dinner train

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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The McCloud Mercantile, formerly the company store

The McCloud Mercantile, formerly the company store

The McCloud Mercantile, formerly the company store

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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On the street behind the McCloud Museum

On the street behind the McCloud Museum

On the street behind the McCloud Museum

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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Locomotive and passenger cars on the McCloud Railway

Locomotive and passenger cars on the McCloud Railway

Locomotive and passenger cars on the McCloud Railway

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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A snowplow locomotive along with other rolling stock at the McCloud rail yard

A snowplow locomotive along with other rolling stock at the McCloud rail yard

A snowplow locomotive along with other rolling stock at the McCloud rail yard

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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Hoo Hoo Park near the old mill in McCloud

Hoo Hoo Park near the old mill in McCloud

Hoo Hoo Park near the old mill in McCloud

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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Minnesota Avenue, originally identical company houses

Minnesota Avenue, originally identical company houses

Minnesota Avenue, originally identical company houses

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Date photographed: August 3, 2006
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