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Scotia is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.

Scotia is a company town, wholly owned by Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), which is home to approximately 800 past or present mill employees and their dependents. Located in northwestern California's Humboldt County, its partially wooded hillside near the Eel River is highlighted by the sheer size of mammoth...
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  • From left, Sami Frye, 17, Casey Hall, 12, and Patricia Johnson, 17, swim in the Eel River in Scotia, CA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. Casey Hall is the fourth generation of her family to grow up in Scotia. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • A softball game is held behind the sawmill in Scotia, CA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • The power plant looms behind homes in the town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • PALCO scaler Todd Calvo measures redwood logs at the sawmill in Scotia, CA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • From left, Tracy Arnold, 11, Ryan Niewinski, 8, Chayse Sutherland, 7, Drake Hall, 11, Macey Sutherland, 4, and Mackenzie Hall, 4, hang out in Scotia, CA on Tuesday June 27, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • From left, Cory Hall, 8, Patricia Johnson, 17, and Javan Saffell enjoy a barbecue along the Eel River in Scotia, CA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The Halls are the fourth generation of their family to grow up in Scotia. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • A sign on the back fence of a home in Scotia, CA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • PALCO gardener Jack Saffell mows the yard of the Scotia Inn, and the rest of the town, on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • Duck crossing signs for the popular ducks of Scotia are scattered throughout town. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • PALCO Painter Brad Jones installs new blinds in a Scotia, CA home on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Every home in Scotia is thoroughly cleaned, repaired, and painted by a team of painters, carpenters, and plumbers before a new tenant moves in. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • Logs in the PALCO lumberyard in Scotia, CA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • From left, Alexa Taylor, 10, Sheldon Eilers, 10, and Kimberleigh Oliveira, 10 play in the backyard of their Scotia, CA home on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • The PALCO corporate flag flies alongside the US and California flags over the Scotia, CA shopping center on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • The Scotia "Code of Conduct" is posted around the company town of Scotia, CA. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • PALCO Wildlife Biologist Dan Dill checks on an osprey nest on the Eel River in Scotia, CA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, Dill is the fifth generation of his family to work for PALCO. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • PALCO Laborer Rafael Abila is part of the "town crew" that performs maintenance tasks throughout Scotia, CA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • PALCO scaler Todd Calvo measures redwood logs at the sawmill in Scotia, CA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • PALCO scaler Todd Calvo measures redwood logs at the sawmill in Scotia, CA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • From left, Cory Hall, 8, Patricia Johnson, 17, Javan Saffell, and Sami Frye, 17, enjoy a barbecue along the Eel River in Scotia, CA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The Halls are the fourth generation of their family to grow up in Scotia. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • From left (front), Cory Hall, 8, and Javan Saffell enjoy a barbecue along the Eel River in Scotia, CA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The Halls are the fourth generation of their family to grow up in Scotia. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • From left, Sheldon Eilers, 10, and Alexa Taylor play in the backyard of a Scotia, CA home on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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  • The town of Scotia in Northern California is a company town owned by the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), but that will change as the company will begin to sell the town. (Photo by Max Whittaker for The New York Times)<br />
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