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WHITMAN MISSION
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Testimony From The Earth: A Folio

artifact
A useful everyday object was this fine-tooth comb, found in the ruins. The missionaries had to be constantly on the watch for lice, especially in their children's hair. In a letter home, Narcissa asked that some of these "louse traps" be sent.

archeological dig
The site of the blacksmith shop was excavated in 1961—1962.

house site
Concrete blocks outline the site of Gray's house, later called the emigrant house.

artist's conception of Whitman Mission, based on archeological and historical investigation




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