Mt. Hood Blanket
When Pendleton Woolen Mills founder Thomas Kay arrived in Oregon in 1863, he no doubt saw the site that still impresses first-time visitors today. Majestic Mt. Hood looms above fields and forests, visible up to one hundred miles away. The 11,245-foot mountain is an active volcanic peak in the Cascade Range, and is the crowning glory of the Columbia River Gorge. Oregon's highest peak is covered with snow most of the year so it's a prized destination for skiers, sledders and snowboarders. It's a summertime favorite with hikers and a challenge for mountain climbers year-round. Native Americans called the mountain Wy'east after a chief of the Multnomah tribe. The peak was given its present name in 1792 by English explorer George Vancouver's discovery expedition, the first Europeans to lay eyes on it. Mount Hood's steadfast presence reminds us of the pioneering spirit of those who came before us and the great discoveries that lie ahead. Woven in our American mills, this blanket is robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. Impressive as a wall hanging and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. 64" x 80"
Napped and felt bound
82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
Made in the USA
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