he concept of the "company town" was developed in the late 19th century as much for the convenience of the working man as for his wealthy employer. Little towns sprung up outside bustling cities and once-isolated areas with homes encircling the central production factory, lumber yard, or steel mill. While those industries may no longer be active, some of the original homes still exist. Here's a look at four of the best homes on the market situated in once-vibrant company-owned townships.
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