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Remote Oregon town for sale for US$3.5 million

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 4:00 AM
This 1930's era photo supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service shows a scene in Tiller, Ore. Almost all of the downtown in Tiller, a dying timber town in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million and the elementary school is for sale separately for $350,000.

TILLER, Ore. (AP):

Almost an entire Oregon town is for sale for $US3.5 million - or about $US3.9 million if you also want the local elementary school, which is a separate deal.

The tiny community of Tiller, encircled by the Umpqua National Forest, has been shrinking since environmental rules sharply curtailed logging on federal forest land several decades ago.

As the timber mill closed and people moved away, one long-time resident bought up properties, and now his estate is selling them all.

Potential buyers have come forward but are remaining anonymous, and back-up offers are still being accepted.

The asking price includes six houses, a shuttered general store and gas station, land, water rights and infrastructure that includes sidewalks, fire hydrants and a working power station.