Appendix N: List of Park Supporters, 1966
The Department of the Interior and the National Park Service on behalf of the people of the United States gratefully acknowledge the contribution of these farseeing and public-spirited organizations and persons whose efforts and generosity led to the establishment and development of Whitman Mission National Historic Site. The thanks of the Nation are extended to all who assisted in this endeavor, among them being:
E. R. Alexander
Did You Know?
Wagons used on the Oregon Trail had to carry nearly 2000 pounds of supplies. They traveled 2000 miles or more to the Oregon Country. Most wagons were pulled by oxen as they could eat the prairie grass and survive without lots of food for lengthy periods.