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Two major archeological investigations were conducted at the park, and although completed early in the history of the park management, this work influenced physical development of the Mission Grounds and interpretation of the site for many years. more . . .
2005-2006 Geophysical Investigations
Whitman Mission National Historic Site: General Management Plan, September 2000. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Geophysical Investigations of the Waiilatpu Missions Grounds (45WW41) at Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Walla Walla County, Washington. 2005. Steven L. De Vore. Manuscript on file, Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Geophysical Investigations of the Grist Mill and Great Grave Locations at the Waiilatpu Mission Grounds (45WW41) at Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Walla Walla County, Washington. 2006. Steven L. De Vore, archeologist, Midwest Archaeological Center, National Park Service. Submitted to Superintendent, Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Walla Walla, Washington.
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.