• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Some Fall Photos

colorful fall leaves almost glow in their brightness
Blog Entry for October 16, 2011: While most of the trees at Whitman Mission are still looking green, these sumacs near the millpond are ahead of the game and are already displaying vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow.
NPS - Zach Schierl
 
Water droplets rest on a blade of grass
Blog Entry for November 1, 2011: Early morning dew collects in a blade of grass on the mission grounds.  This shot was taken on a chilly October morning, a few degrees colder and we would be looking at frost instead!
NPS - Zach Schierl
 
Buffleheads swim on pond
Blog Entry for November 6, 2011: One female and two male Bufflehead ducks alight on the park's pond Sunday afternoon. This type of duck is a common migrant and winter resident of the region and can frequently be seen at the park. It is also one of the easiest to identify, even from a distance.



NPS - Renee Rusler
 
Turkeys walking single file through grass
Blog Entry for November 13, 2011: In honor of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, here's a picture of a gobble of wild turkeys which was recently spotted along the park entrance road.
NPS - Zach Schierl
 

Did You Know?

photo of Alice Clarissa's memorial marker

On her 29th birthday Narcissa gave birth to a daughter, Alice Clarissa. The Cayuse called her “Cayuse Te-mi” (Cayuse girl) because she was born on Cayuse land. Some historians see her as a potential bridge between the two cultures. Unfortunately Alice Clarissa drowned when she was 2 years old.