Pendleton's family history in Oregon dates back to 1863 when Thomas Kay, a young English weaver opened his own mill in Salem, Oregon. In 1909 Thomas's three grandsons, Clarence Morton Bishop, Royal Thomas Bishop, and Robert Chauncey Bishop opened Pendleton Woolen Mills. Six generations later Pendleton Woolen Mills is still run in Oregon by the Bishop family.  

Their board shirts were made iconic by the Beach Boys, who were originally called The Pendletones because of their uniform of Pendleton shirts worn over tees with khakis.  

Illustration of a Cabin
The Brokedown Palace