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Archive for July 12th, 2015

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 2, 1972

Nestled in the hills east of Maple Valley, the town of Selleck, Wash. can point to a bustling, sometimes raucous history, going back to 1915, and, then again in recent years of peaceful slumber. Now there are plans to reconstruct the historical town. Above: The rustic Selleck post office. (Staff photo by Lowell Lorenz)

Nestled in the hills east of Maple Valley, the town of Selleck, Wash. can point to a bustling, sometimes raucous history, going back to 1915, and, then again in recent years of peaceful slumber. Now there are plans to reconstruct the historical town. Above: The rustic Selleck post office. (Staff photo by Lowell Lorenz)

By Laura Lorenz

Great new plans are being developed for the forgotten community of Selleck, according to Walt Schaefer, Maple Valley realtor.

He and his brother Robert bought the now defunct logging mill town several years ago and have sold it to a private corporation in which they have a present interest. Selleck, Incorporated, is managed by Walt Schaefer with his brother as president.

The plans are two-fold: One, to reconstruct the town in a condensed version of its past likeness for tourist trade and recreational purposes, and, two, to establish a privately-owned educational complex from primary grades through college. (more…)

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