A Missionary Saga
This series of 40 short articles chronicles the Whitmans trip out, describes their time at the mission, and focuses on some of the people they met. The articles were written for a local history column and were produced from 2009 through 2012.
More About Dr. Whitman's Exploratory Trip in 1835
Did You Know?
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.