Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pendleton, OR

In large part a cow town and a commercial center of Oregon, Pendleton epitomized the image of wild-west a hundred years back or so. This historic Oregon town was once a hot bed for drug related activities, prostitution and other illegal activities, carried out in large parts by the Chinese immigrants that were working the railroads.

Once a controversial tour, the Pendleton Underground Tour has come to be featured in popular magazines, radio shows and other places. After all, how many historical tours around the world would let you sleep in an authentic bordello, which is preserved in a pristine condition?

Click here for more on this interesting piece of history....

We arrived Wednesday the 17th after about a 3 hour drive from Tollbridge. Beautiful drive on I-84 following the Columbia River most of the way.

Temps are in the mid to upper 90's so the AC's are running however there have been power outages in the park from time to time.

We are at the Wildhorse RV Resort & Casino which is a casino owned and operated since 1994 by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Pendleton area: Rich tradition. Fine craftsmanship. Legendary reputation. Pendleton was named the Top True Western Town of 2011 by True West magazine. Museums celebrate the rich traditions of pioneers, cowboys and Native Americans. Fine craftsmanship at the Pendleton Woolen Mills, working saddle shops and Native American beading. Genuine thrills at The Underground Tours and world-famous Pendleton Round-Up Arena. Bikers, cyclists and sportspeople love this location at the base of the Blue Mountains.

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