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The apple trees planted by the Whitmans are long gone.
In the 1950's a new apple orchard was planted. No list was found of the types of apples that Whitman planted, so the following "old fashioned" varieties were chosen:
Wagner apples were also considered for the orchard, but were not available at planting time.
Memorandum from Whitman Mission Superintendent to Regional Director, Region IV. May 8, 1955.
Did You Know?
Great Basin Wild Rye Grass is part of the natural landscape at Whitman Mission. The name Waiilatpu, meaning place of rye grass, was used by the people to name the mission site.