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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Great Grave circa 1860

Historic photo of mound in sparsely vegetated area. House in far background.
Great Grave circa 1860. Reverend Cushing Eells's home pictured in background on the mission site.

Did You Know?

painting of mission with wagon in front

The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.