Pendleton National Park Blankets

Pendleton National Park Blankets

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Katie Steuernagle
Jul 11, 2011
With Summertime adventures on our minds, we can't help but swoon when we see these classic blankets by Pendleton. Rugged and timeless, they make us think of vintage camping gear, roadtrips, rustic cabins, and crackling campfires. Pendleton Woolen Mills has been family owned and operated in Oregon since 1909, and the National Parks Blankets were among its original products. The Glacier National Park Blanket was one of the first in the series. It's colors are based on the colors of frontier trading posts and the number of stripes indicated the weight and value of the blanket. Over a hundred years later, they're still woven in the original Pendleton woolen mill in the foothills of Oregon's Blue Mountains. Yes, they're pricey, but the quality must be amazing considering you can find vintage Pendleton blankets from the 1950s and earlier on eBay. And what a great souvenir if you're lucky enough to visit a national park this summer! Top image Glacier National Park Blanket, $168-198 Crater Lake National Park Blanket, $178-198 Yosemite National Park Blanket, $178-198 Rainier National Park Blanket, $178 Bottom image Grand Canyon National Park Blanket, $178 Glacier Park 100th Anniversary Blanket, $208 Yellowstone National Park Blanket, $168-198 Acadia National Park Blanket, $178
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