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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Mission House Excavation 1941

Historic photo of five men working at archeology dig.
Tom Garth (second from left) and crew excavate the mission house in 1941.

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.