Dangerous Weather Conditions
From the Weather Service effective Friday night through Sunday morning (12/6-12/8): Bitterly cold air along with winds will produce dangerously low wind chill temperatures. Frost bite can occur in less than 30 minutes. Hypothermia also possible. More »
Whitman Mission National Historic Site: General Management Plan, September 2000. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon. Clifford M. Drury.1986. Northwest Interpretive Association, Seattle, Washington.
Did You Know?
Wagons used on the Oregon Trail had to carry nearly 2000 pounds of supplies. They traveled 2000 miles or more to the Oregon Country. Most wagons were pulled by oxen as they could eat the prairie grass and survive without lots of food for lengthy periods.