Whitman Mission National Historic Site

(redirected from Whitman Mission)

See also: National Parks and Monuments (table)National Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site:

see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table); Whitman, MarcusWhitman, Marcus,
1802–47, American pioneer and missionary in the Oregon country, b. Federal Hollow (later Rushville), N.Y. In 1836 he left a country medical practice to go West as a missionary for the joint Presbyterian-Congregationalist board.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Address:328 Whitman Mission Rd
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone:509-522-6360
Fax:509-522-6355
Web: www.nps.gov/whmi/
Size: 139 acres.
Established: Authorized as Whitman National Monument on June 29, 1936; changed to current designation on January 1, 1963.
Location:In southeastern Washington, 7 miles west of Walla Walla on US 12.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Ranger-led programs, cultural demonstrations.
Special Features:The mission of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman at Waiilatpu was an important way station in the early days of the Oregon Trail. The Whitmans labored to bring Christianity to the Cayuse, but deep cultural differences and a measles epidemic led to violence in which the Cayuse killed the Whitmans and 11 others.

See other parks in Washington.
References in periodicals archive ?
The places surveyed are Olympic National Park, a place of temperate rain forests, waterfalls, and hiking trails; San Juan Island National Historical Park, a preserved slice of what "Oregon Territory" used to be like; Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, where rural farming and fishing are still practiced; Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a place that beckons explorers and modern-day warriors; Whitman Mission National Historic Site, which commemorates the turning point of westward expansion in America's history; and North Cascades National Park Service Complex, a breathtaking hiker's paradise filled with waterfalls, glaciers, and mountain peaks.
to deliver the news to the government of the killings at the Whitman Mission, which helped persuade Congress to grant Oregon status as a territory.
Badlands National Park, South Dakota * Big Hole National Battlefield, Montana * Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa * Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Oregon * Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas * Fort Scott National Historic Site, Kansas * Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, North Dakota * George Washington Carver National Monument, Missouri * Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska * Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Missouri * Knife River Indian Village National Historic Site, North Dakota * Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Washington * Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Nebraska * North Cascades National Park, Washington * Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington * Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming