• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Base of Hill circa 1940

Historic photo of base of hill, base lined with trees. Vegetation sparse otherwise.
Proposed development site--the base of Shaft Hill circa 1940.

Did You Know?

Brass compass which belonged to Dr. Whitman

In the fall of 1842 Dr. Whitman decided to travel from Waiilatpu to Boston. He wanted to convince the board members to keep his mission station open. Dr. Whitman was in such a hurry when he left that he forgot his compass.