Cazadero is a historic locale in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Cazadero was a station on the [1 ] Estacada interurban railway line of the Portland Railway, Light and Power Company (PRL&P) and later Portland Electric Power Company (PEPCO), near where the power plant of the PEPCO-owned Cazadero Dam was located on the Clackamas River. Service to Cazadero was routed via [2 ] Lents and Gresham, along the Springwater Corridor, and the Gresham– Boring–Cazadero section was built in 1903–04, with electric interurban service reaching Boring in 1903 and Cazadero in 1904. [3 ] It was built and operated by the [4 ] Oregon Water Power and Railway Company (OWP), but by 1906 OWP had been taken over the PRL&P, [4 ] which in turn was reorganized as PEPCO in 1924. [5 ] [6 ]
Cazadero station was located three stations beyond Estacada on the interurban line
and was the end of the line for many years, until PEPCO eventually developed the line further up the river. [5 ] The interurban service was abandoned in 1933. [2 ] [4 ]
The station was named by the original promoters of the line, likely after
Cazadero, California. [2 ] Cazadero is a Spanish word meaning "a place for the pursuit of game". Cazadero post office operated from 1904–1918; [2 ] it was located southeast of Cazadero station, near what is now [2 ] Oregon Route 224 at . 45°15′44″N 122°17′46″W / 45.262343°N 122.296195°W [7 ]
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^ a b "Cazadero (historical)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
^ a b c d e McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) . (7th ed.). Oregon Geographic Names Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 182. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
^ Labbe, John T. (1980). Fares, Please: Those Portland Trolley Years. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers. pp. 108–9. ISBN 0-87004-287-4.
^ a b c Thompson, Richard (2008). Willamette Valley Railways, pp. 9, 11. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-5601-7.
^ a b Labbe (1980), pp. 121–123.
^ Labbe (1980), p. 141.
^ "Cazadero Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.