Introduction to Pendleton, Oregon
A trading post was established in the area now known as Pendleton by Dr. William C. McKay in 1851. The post office was established in 1865 was named Marshall, but the name was later changed to Pendleton. Pendleton was incorporated as a city in 1880. Pendleton Woolen Mills was founded in 1893 and is known all over the world as a manufacturer of fine men's plaid shirts and Indian trading blankets. From the 1880s to 1920s, Pendleton had a prospering Chinatown.
Pendleton and nearby Attractions
- Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon
- Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
- Aldrich Park
- John Murray Park
Things To Do In Pendleton
The Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon offers various recreational opportunities. The historical sites and museums that can be visited from Pendleton include the Umatilla County Historical Society Museum, the Tam’stslikt Cultural Institute Museum and the Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area. The Aldrich Park, Pioneer Park and Till Taylor Park are all in the area as well. Local celebrations include the Wildhorse Pow-wow and the Pendleton Round-Up.
The nearest airport is the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton.
Pendleton Higher Education
Blue Mountain Community College is located in the city. Other colleges and universities near the city include Columbia Basin College, Washington State University, Eastern Oregon University and Walla Walla Community College.