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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Great Grave circa 1914

Historic photo of two wrought iron fenced enclosed grave areas, each with a tall white monument.
Great Grave circa 1914. The large marker in the foreground marks the grave of William and Mary Gray. The small fenced grave in the background marks the grave of one of the pioneers buried in the "Pioneer Cemetery."

Did You Know?

picture of tule lodge

The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.