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Whitney Land Company
101 SE Third
P.O. Box 1614
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-4444

Fraser Farm

Pendleton, Oregon

Price  $ 865,900.00

General Information:

The Fraser Farm consists of approximately 1,402 acres of land, of which approximately 1,288 are tillable and currently planted to grass, the result of expired CPR contracts. There are three separate parcels, the smallest being 138.2 acres and the largest being 942 m/l acres. The third is 304 acres and located close to the largest parcel. All three are non-irrigated and rely on rain and snowfall for crop production. The Missouri Gulch location generally consists of gently rolling terrain with dry drainage ditches and minimal water erosion. The hilltops have nice views of the Blue Mountains to the south.


The farm is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Pendleton, Umatilla County, in Northeastern Oregon, situated on Missouri Gulch Road. It is a short haul to the Columbia River with the grain products that are the predominant crops in the area.

Distance to Other Cities:

Hermiston — 20 miles
Portland — 190 miles
Boise — 240 miles


The farm has the following soils: Kimberly, Mikkalo, Ritzville, Anderly, Hermiston, Walla Walla and Nansene silt loams and Ritzville very fine sandy loam.


The only outbuildings are the grain silos.


Water is provided by a domestic well adjacent to the property.

Potential Uses:

This has been a wheat farm for nearly a century. With the current stand of CRP grass well established, it would also lend itself well to becoming a wintering place for cattle. Winter snow is minimal and usually succumbs to the warm Chinook winds that come from the south off the Blue Mountains. Depending on the number of cattle and annual rainfall, one would have to supplement the cattle feed with hay or other food sources readily available in the area. The farm would also work well as a combination wheat farm, winter grazing tract. There are no suitable fences remaining on the farm. Water could be supplied from the farm house (available under separate contract). There is a flat draw that runs through the large parcel that would make an easily accessible feeding area.


2016 - $5,250.00


The farm is zoned EFU, Exclusive Farm Use.


 A European-American commercial center began to develop here in 1851, when Dr. William C. McKay established a trading post at the mouth of McKay Creek. A United States Post Office named Marshall (for the owner, and sometime gambler, of another local store) was established April 21, 1865, and later renamed Pendleton. The city was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 25, 1880.
By 1900, Pendleton had a population of 4,406 and was the fourth-largest city in Oregon. The Pendleton Woolen Mills and Pendleton Round -Up became features of the city captured in early paintings by Walter S. Bowman. Like many cities in Eastern Oregon, where thousands of Chinese immigrant workers built the transcontinental railroad, it had a flourishing Chinatown that developed as the workers settled here. The sector is supposed to have been underlain by a network of tunnels, which are now a tourist attraction. The authenticity as a Chinese tunnel system has been questioned.
The town is the cultural center of Eastern Oregon. Pendleton’s “Old town” is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) have their property nearby. They have established the Wild Horse Casino and golf course on the reservation to generate revenue for development and welfare. They have also built the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, for education and interpretation of their cultures.


Pendleton Woolen Mills is a maker of wool blankets, shirts, and an assortment of other woolen goods. Founded in 1909 by Clarence, Roy and Chauncey Bishop, the company built upon earlier businesses related to the many sheep ranches in the region. A wool-scouring plant opened in Pendleton in 1893 to wash raw wool for shipping. In 1895, the scouring mill was converted into a mill that made wool blankets and robes for Native Americans. Both businesses failed to survive, but the Bishops, with the help of a local bond issue, enlarged the mill and improved its efficiency. They developed a successful line of garments and blankets with “vivid colors and intricate patterns.”
St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton is a 25-bed medical center.
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton is the only place in Oregon where inmates make “Prison Blues” denim clothing. The prison also operates a commercial laundry serving customers that include EOCI, the Snake River Correctional Institution, Pendleton High School, a local flour mill, and other entities. In addition, some EOCI inmates work as clerks or have jobs in food service or maintenance.

Geography and Climate:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.52 square miles (27.25 km2), all of it land. The city was built on both sides of the Umatilla River, which has periodically flooded and caused some damage. In the beginning, the river was vital as a transportation and trading route for settlers, as well as a water and power source. It connected the city to the Columbia River. Pendleton has a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with short, cool winters and hot summers. Pendleton had the highest temperature recorded in Oregon at 119 °F (48 °C) on August 10, 1898.


As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,800, and the median income for a family was $47,410. Males had a median income of $31,763 versus $23,858 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,551. About 8.7% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

2010 Census:

As of the census of 2010, there were 16,612 people, 6,220 households, and 3,789 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,579.1 inhabitants per square mile (609.7/km2). There were 6,800 housing units at an average density of 646.4 per square mile (249.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.3% White, 1.4% African American, 3.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.6% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population.
There were 6,220 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.4% male and 46.6% female.

Arts and Culture: Annual Events:

In addition to the woolen mills, Pendleton is also famous for its annual rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up. First held in 1910, it is part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo circuit. It is among the top ten PRCA venues in terms of prize money. The Festival of Trees is held in early December each year. It is a fundraising event produced by the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation.

Museums and Other Points of Interest:

Local arts institutions include the Pendleton Center for the Arts (in the town’s old Carnegie Library building) and Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts on the nearby Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Pendleton Farmers’ Market operates on Friday evenings from May through October on South Main Street. Pendleton Underground Tours which features the history of Pendleton and a tour through the underground tunnels and the Brothels. It is open year-round.

Sports and Recreation:

The city hosts the annual Oregon School Activities Association 2A basketball tournament at the Pendleton Convention Center. Eight teams of boys and eight of girls compete for their respective championships during a four-day tournament. Civic leaders regard the influx of family and other fans the second-most important boost to the local economy, behind the Round-Up. Total attendance at the tournament in 2010 exceeded 13,000.
The Pendleton Aquatic Center, managed by Pendleton Parks & Recreation, features two tower water slides as well tubes and smaller slides, three pools, a diving well, and picnic areas. The aquatic center is adjacent to the high school.


Highways serving Pendleton include Interstate 84 and U.S. Route 30 running east–west and U.S. Route 395 running north–south. The city is also served by Oregon Route 37 and Oregon Route 11.
Pendleton lies along the Union Pacific Railroad (UP), originally constructed in the 1880s by the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company (OR&N). In 1880, the OR&N began construction of a rail line from Portland through the Columbia Gorge to eastern Oregon. It reached Umatilla and Wallula in 1881, Pendleton in 1882, and then La Grande, Baker City, and Huntington, where by 1884 it met the UP line from Utah. Since Pendleton was also connected by rail to the Northern Pacific line at Wallula and Walla Walla, by 1885 it was a stop on two transcontinental lines. The UP absorbed the OR&N line in 1889.
Between 1977 and 1997, the city was a regular stop along the former route of Amtrak’s Pioneer between Chicago and Seattle via Salt Lake City and Portland.
Regional public aviation service is through Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, 3 miles (5 km) outside Pendleton. The airport is owned by the City of Pendleton. Boutique Air will offer daily flights between Pendleton and Portland beginning late 2016.


Two newspapers are published in Pendleton. The East Oregonian is a daily with a circulation of about 6,800.
The Pendleton Record is a weekly with a circulation of about 900.
KFFX-TV (Fox 11), a television station based in Pendleton, serves a market that also includes the Washington cities of Yakima, Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick. Oregon radio stations based in or near Pendleton include: KTIX AM 1240, sports; KUMA AM 1290, news and talk; KRBM FM 90.9, Oregon Public Broadcasting, news and talk; KLKY FM 96.1, based in Stanfield and broadcasting by translator K237DS in Pendleton at FM 95.3, classic rock; KZIU-FM 101.9, based in Weston and broadcasting by translator K262CJ in Pendleton at 100.3 FM, top 40; KWHT FM 103.5, country; and KWVN-FM 107.7, variety.

Notable People:

Walter S. Bowman, professional photographer based in Pendleton from the late 1880s to mid-1930s Tracy Baker – Major League Baseball player born in Pendleton
John Bunnell – hosted World’s Wildest Police Videos; born in Pendleton
Dave Cockrum – comic book artist born in Pendleton
Dave Kingman – former Major League Baseball player born in Pendleton
Michael J. Kopetski – former representative for Oregon’s 5th congressional district, born in Pendleton Frances Moore Lappé – author and activist born in Pendleton
James Lavadour – painter; lifelong resident of the Umatilla Reservation
Bob Lilly – Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle, graduated from Pendleton High School in 1957 Elaine Miles – actress who played Marilyn Whirlwind on Northern Exposure; early childhood on the Umatilla Reservation
Roy Schuening – football player, Oregon State and National Football League, born in Pendleton Gordon Smith – former U.S. Senator from Oregon, born in Pendleton
Milan Smith – judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, born in Pendleton and brother to Gordon
Kenneth Snelson – sculptor and photographer; childhood in Pendleton
Dan Straily – professional baseball player, former Pendleton High School pitcher

Sister City:

Pendleton has a sister city relationship with Minamisoma, Japan. Minamisoma is 16 miles (26 km) north of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Since then, Japanese exchange students from Minamisoma have continued visiting Pendleton, but students from Pendleton have stopped going to Minamisoma because of concerns about radiation. 

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Gary Jellum, Broker
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All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.