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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Chapter Three: Amendatory Legislation Since 1936

For years the National Park Service managed the Whitman National Monument without any other legislation than the 1936 Act of Congress (49 Stat. 2028). It became obvious by 1952, however, that to provide for the Park's changing needs and future objectives, amendatory legislation was required. The ensuing legislation resulted in both positive and significant change.

Did You Know?

Oregon Trail Wagon

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.