| Share


Pendleton, city (1990 pop. 15,126), seat of Umatilla co., NE Oreg., on the Umatilla River, in the foothills of the Blue Mts.; founded 1869 on the old Oregon Trail, inc. 1889. A distribution and trade center for an extensive wheat, livestock, and timber region, Pendleton has meat-processing plants and flour, lumber, and woolen mills. Construction materials and transportation equipment are also produced. It is the headquarters for Umatilla National Forest and adjacent to the Umatilla reservation. The annual Pendleton Roundup rodeo, dating from 1910, is held in September. An agricultural experiment station of Oregon State Univ. is there.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Pendleton from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring