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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

A New Bed for Doan Creek

Map showing proposed location of
The restored creek travels a new path in a different location from the irrigation ditch it had become. The turquoise line shows the proposed path for the restored channel; notice the large number of curves. Doan Creek will now flow into Mill Creek, which is highlighted with dark blue lines. The red line shows the location of the diverted Doan Creek, a relatively straight irrigation ditch that follows the base of the park's hill.
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Drawing showing location of Doan Creek the irrigation ditch and where the new restored channel will be.
This map is used to orient visitors at the park to the old and "new" locations of Doan Creek.
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Did You Know?

picture of sawmill sign

The mission at Waiilatpu had a sawmill supplying it with needed cut lumber. It was located in the Mill Creek drainage. Lumber was needed for the split rail fences and finishing the houses built at the mission.