Timber towns listed here had two things in common, they were towns owned by a timber company and they had a mill where lumber was produced. Lumber camps where loggers lived in company housing closer to their work and larger cities with mills but not owned by a lumber company are not included. As automobile travel improved in the 1930s, camps or smaller company towns declined or closed. Two company towns remarkably remain in Humboldt County today (though both are in transition). That they still exist is probably because they were larger and the company met more of workers needs, making them a pleasant place to live.