Hamley & Co. World Famous Saddles, Pendleton Or.
The Hamley family history goes back many generations to Cornwall England, where the trade of saddle and leather craftsmanship had been passed down through many generations of Hamleys. The American history of the Hamleys began in 1850 when William Hamley moved his family from England to Rupon, Wisconsin, where he opened a small leather goods store. William’s two sons, John James (J.J.) and Henry Hamley set out from Wisconsin in 1883 with two railroad tickets and $10.00 in cash, bound for Ashton, South Dakota where they established Hamley and Co. After three successful years, regional crop failures and depression forced them to relocate and move to Kendrick, Idaho. Henry Hamley passed away in 1894. Business was good, but a couple of major building fires left the Hamleys no choice but to relocate. In 1905 J.J. relocated to Pendleton, Oregon and set up shop on the Oregon Trail in the same building that exists to this day. Hamley was known as a harness and saddle maker, but the business soon developed around its saddles and became known throughout the west as the maker of “the finest saddles man could ride”.
Hamley & Co.
Hamley & Co.
The Blue Mountains taken from Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.
Eastern, Oregon. June 2013.
The Clatsop County Jail House (Built in 1913).
Mama Fratelli’s Jeep (The Goonies)
The view of the Fremont Bridge on the way home, have a great weekend.
1960’s Pendleton Woolen Mills shadow plaid shirt for Disneyland Productions Frontierland Exhibit.