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?
In the fall of 1842 Dr. Whitman decided to travel from Waiilatpu to Boston. He wanted to convince the board members to keep his mission station open. Dr. Whitman was in such a hurry when he left that he forgot his compass.