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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Geology

The impacts of geology are everywhere we look. Geological processes have helped form the earth beneath our feet and the hills, valleys, mountains, and plains where we live and recreate.

The evidence of geologic forces can be seen at Whitman Mission, from the powdery soil composed of loess, to the flat river plain, to the how and why of hill with the monument.

Did You Know?

picture of tule lodge

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.