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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

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March 04, 2014
WHITMAN MISSION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE IDENTIFIED AS MACY’S “HEART YOUR PARK” FUNDRAISING PROGRAM RECIPIENT
Whitman Mission National Historic Site has been selected for Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” a program that aims to raise awareness and dollars for parks across the country.

March 03, 2014
Whitman Mission National Historic Site Tourism Creates $3,270,900 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) Economic Impacts Report shows that 60,785 visitors to Whitman Mission National Historic Site in 2012 spent over three and a quarter million dollars in communities near the park. That spending supported 42 jobs in the local area.

March 22, 2013
Effects of Sequestration at Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Effective March 1, 2013, Whitman Mission National Historic Site was required by “sequestration” (a series of automatic, across-the-board permanent spending cuts) to reduce its annual budget by five percent. The park must absorb that cut in the remaining seven months of this fiscal year that ends September 30. The federal law imposing sequestration requires that each park take this cut.

Did You Know?

Oregon Trail Wagon

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.