The year was 1903. The Spanish-American War recently ended and Teddy Roosevelt was president. The Wright brothers would be making their flights at Kitty Hawk before the year was out and Henry Ford was designing his first automobile.
The average American worker labored 10 hours a day, six days a week for $12 per week.
Oklahoma was still Indian Territory, 4 years before statehood. Over 100 trains roared through the town of Shawnee each day as thousands of railroad workers built towards America's westward expansion.
ROUND HOUSE® workwear was born.
Named for the "round house" railroad repair station, ROUND HOUSE® brand jeans and overalls quickly became a favorite among rail workers, becoming known for their ruggedness and affordability.
Over 100 years later, Round House Mfg. is the oldest operating manufacturing company in Oklahoma, and still builds ROUND HOUSE® workwear according to the "Fit Best, Wear Longest" standard:
Tough. Affordable. MADE IN THE U.S.A.