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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Whitman-Eells Memorial Church circa 1900

Historic photo with church in foreground and farm behind.
Whitman-Eells Memorial Church circa 1900. The Swegle farm is in the background. The county road that divides the two areas was converted to the Oregon Trail in 1963.

Did You Know?

painting of mission with wagon in front

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.