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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Places

Alice Clarissa's marker.

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Graves and Memorials

The Whitmans have been memorialized in many ways. The park grounds include the Great Grave, a marker for Alice Clarissa, and a monument to the Whitmans. The grave sites of Dr. Whitman's parents can be found in western New York. There is Whitman College. There are statues. Historian Clifford Drury compiled a list of some other memorials (see Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon).

 
Welcome sign for Rushville, New York

Courtesy Michael McKenzie, Ph.D.

Rushville, New York

On September 5, 1802, Marcus Whitman was born in Federal Hollow in western New York. The settlement's name was changed to Rushville in 1818. In September 2007, Dr. Michael McKenzie, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Keuka College, visited Marcus's birthplace. He reflects on Rushville then and now. more . . .

Did You Know?

Marcus Whitman statue near Whitman College

A statue is near the campus of Whitman College of Marcus Whitman. The inscription at the base says, 'MY PLANS REQUIRE TIME AND DISTANCE'.