Whitman Mission National Historic Site


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Whitman Mission National Historic Site:

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 (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.
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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.

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