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TIIE OREGON DAILY JOURNAU PORTLAND, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER IT, 1903.
OREGON WATER. POWER TO WNSITB CO
-' . ' AUCTION SALE?:r2'?t??ESTACADA; :r-;
On TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 1904 beginning at f:30 p.m., a few hours after the arrival of the 0. W. P. Trains from Portland.
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TOWNSITE COMPANY'S OFFICE, ROOM 5, OREGON WATER ROWER & RAILWAY COMPANY'S BUILDING, FIRST AND ALDER STREETS, PORTLAND. OREGON.
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CLACKAXJL8 KtTXB 8XSaS, ESTACABJu
AUEOS X8XJn, CLAOAKAB SZYSB, ESTA.CA9A
Is the name given to the charming new towiuite located at
the terminus of the Oregon Water Power & Railway com
pany's railway, 17 miles southeast of Portland, on the
banks of the famous Clackamas river, flowing through
the mldt of aland riuh In every natural resource known v
to the great and fertile state of Oregon. At no other flace
In the Pacific Northwest, It is IbeHeved, can be found such
opportunities for business and residence locations as will
be afforded at Estacada. It will be the birthplace of num
erous manufactures, and the Beat of the llvellest business
enterprises In Western Oregon. .The country ' adjacent
thereto has been settled and Cultivated for from 25 to
30 years. Great orchards surround the twnsite, one
aged 25 or more years being located upon the Identical
ground upon .which the city will stand. The region is
rich in agricultural, timber., (hard and soft), pottery, brick
and. tiling clay, rock, Inexhaustible supply of fuel, and
dairy resources, and has now building
lie Greatest Electrical Power Plant on the
Coast of the Pacific Ocean,
"At a cost of more than a quarter of a minion dollars.
The waters of the Clackamas river are very deep at this
point and the tremendous power it affords Is sufficient
to propel 'the wheels of a half a hundred mills. Here will
be located the largest of the Ipterlor flouring mills west
s of the Rocky mountains, and except those of Portland,
the greatest on the North Pacific coast. The grain Is there
now to feed such enterprises. All that was lacking here
tofore was the necessary transportation facilities, i These
are now afforded by the completion of the Oregon Water
Power &' Railway company's thoroughly equipped, heavily
railed, superbly ballasted railway to that, point, operating
two passenger trains per. day between Portland and this
splendid section of our neighboring county.' ESTACADA
IS .NOW THE TERMINAL CITY of this line
of road and as it is far enough away from Portland not
to have its business paralyzed by the great department
stores. It is absolutely bound to become ' "
The Second City in Oregon Vest of the
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Nothing can stop it! It will be a manufacturing center of
tremendous importance, as an earnest of which a large
furniture factory has already been arranged for. There is '
Ik continuation of water powers for a distance of from a
mile above to five miles below the city, so that If any de
sire to own their own power instead of that afforded by the
big electrical plant, all that -will be necessary to do will be
to fling a dam across the deep and, narrow channel from
j bank to bank, these being almost' perpendicular to a
it height of from .60 to 10 feet on either side, and the power -'is
created for all the future ages of the world. Indeed, lt ?
: is believed that :?1 :
' The Pay Roll of Estacada's Factories will be
, Within 'three years from nowt ABSURD, do you say?
Not a bit of it Its lumber mills will turn out a product
- equal to that of 'Portland. The virgin forest by the
' thousands of acres Is there to back' up this asseveration.
Material for furniture Is there. The wheat lands are
there. The pottery cla and rock are there. The . fuel
' is there. The water power Is there great as that of Min-"
neapolis. Some may wonder how It is that timber and
. grain lands abound so contiguous to each other. The tim
ber perfectly covers the elevated regions, the lowlands
and valleys being rich in grain production as the yearly , v
fertilised valley of the" Nile. , Nowhere.else on earth, is
j. there a more varied region. Millions of tons of rock such,
as that at the famous Columbia River quarries form the
river banks, and the woods are suitable to the manufac
ture of almost anythlnjr'consumed' by the people of the
' West. If the reader could but see Estacada for himself
newspaper publicity would not be necessary. Its per
ceptible future is so plain that it cannot' be mistaken. It
will be the hive of a multitude of busy bees. '
The Beauties of Estacada are Indescribable.
The main part of the town Will be on almost perfectly
level ground. It slopes toward , the high banks of the
river Just enough to afford most excellent drainage. The
waters of the river roar and toss nearly 100 feet below, ,
affording a most entrancing scene. A monster spring
bursts from the hillsides less than a mile behind the city,
the water from which will be piped Into town for the
convenience of the residents. Material Is dow being ac
cumulated for 1
A Two-Story Hotel, 100x98 Feet, y
Which the townslte company will erect at once. This
house will be equipped with every modern convenience. It
will have water upstairs and down, upstairs and down
stairs dining rooms, electric call bells, patent toilets up
and down stairs, large parlors, 'broad hallways ah all
other things that appertain to the very latest hotel: ac
commodations. The hundreds of tourists that will visit
Estacada In pursuit of pleasure on its-adjacent hunting
grounds or angling for mountain trout in Its laughing
river, will want all the accommodations to which they
have been accustomed at their homes. They shall have
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How Lots Will Be Disposed Of. y
i All Estacadsf business lots will be 25x100 feet with 20
foot alleys; residence lots 60x100 with similar alleys. The
main streets, of the city will be 10 feet wide, ' The hotel
and depot will be near together, and the live business sec
tion of the city will be In that neighborhood,
Price of Lots.
-) Business lots will be sold at $269 for corners; 1200 for
inside Iota For residence lots 160 to f 76 will be charged.
The Lots VVUI Be Sold at Auction,
Starting them at these prices. The highest bidder will
then have the choice of corners, the second highest second
choice, etc, ontll the sale Is concluded. This will give all
. an opportunity to select choice , property at their own
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Stop and Reflect.
CXJLCXAMA8 XZTZ: BATZSg, Z8TACA9A.
There are 2,000,000 Immigrants coming to the United
States annually. Oregon's Increase in population will be
Stupendous, in the coming years. A town with the oppor
tunities of Bstacada will be the center of an tmnVense pop
ulation. It will . be the seat of anuusing progress. - Can
any reader of The Journal afford to miss this opportunity
to get Into a proposition of this kihdwhile he may do so
on the ground floon ., ', :
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL UPON OR ADDRESS .
OREGON WATER; POWER .'TOWNSITE
Room 5, Oregon Watec Power and Railway Cotppany's Building, First andfAlder,
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