|Weekend bag made of 100% wool with nylon lining and leather trims, double zipper closure with leather zipper pulls, three internal organizational compartments, fixed length leather handles, external zippered compartments on front and back sides, 52 inch removable heavy cotton shoulder strap with leather shoulder pad, five sturdy metal feet, and luggage tag in black Jerome.
Measures approximately W18 1/2 inches x H11 inches x D7 1/2 inches
Thomas Kay, a young English weaver traveled to Oregon in 1863 and helped organize Oregon's second woolen mill in Brownsville, where he oversaw the weaving operation. In 1889, Thomas Kay opened his own mill in Salem, Oregon. Thomas Kay's eldest daughter, Fannie, learned the mill business and ably assisted her father in mill operation and management. When she married retail merchant C.P. Bishop, a complementary combination of merchandising and manufacturing expertise emerged - a solid foundation for what was to become Pendleton Woolen Mills. This dual textile-retail heritage was passed on to the three Bishop sons, Clarence, Roy and Chauncey. In 1909, with family and town backing, the Bishop sons started up an idle mill in Pendleton, Oregon.