Telocaset, Oregon

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A wind farm and mailboxes across a gravel road in Telocaset

Telocaset /tɛlkæsɛt/ is an unincorporated community in Union County, Oregon, United States.[1] It was a stagecoach station whose name comes from the Nez Perce word meaning "a thing at the top" or "put on top".[2] The Nez Perce pronounced the word taule-karset.[2]

Beginning in 1885,[3] it was a station on the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company line;[4] today the line is owned by Union Pacific.[1] Telocaset was never platted, but it had a post office that ran from 1885 until 1975.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Telocaset". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 941–942. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  3. ^ Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. p. 26. ISBN 0-87595-073-6. 
  4. ^ a b Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. p. 46. ISBN 0-87595-073-6. 

Coordinates: 45°06′04″N 117°49′35″W / 45.100973°N 117.826325°W / 45.100973; -117.826325