On May 14, 1906 the Oregon Electric Railway was organized “to construct and operate a system of railroads, either single track or double track, with power to change from one to the other, from a point at or near the north boundary of the City of Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County, in a southerly direction over and across the Willamette River to and through the city of Salem, Oregon, Marion County, to a point at or near the southern border of Roseburg, Oregon.” By January 1907 the line extended eight miles out of Salem towards Portland. Work went slowly and it was decided to start another line out of Portland to meet the Salem line. It went where I-5 is now, then along where Multnomah Boulevard is, past Maplewood to Garden Home, then south to Tigard and Salem. The stations along the raiload were given Native American names. Maplewood was originally Kuza, for a tribe of Indians from Alaska who lived on the central north Oregon coast. Passenger service began on January 30, 1908, and continued until May 13, 1933. At the railroad’s peak, thirty trains a day passed this station.