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 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.