The Mission Site: What Came After

Dirt mound in foreground. House can be seen in background.
Small mound is the Great Grave. Reverend Cushing Eell's home can be seen in the background. Photo taken circa 1860.

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Period of Captivity: At the end of their eleven year endeavor among the Cayuses, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and eleven others were killed at Waiilatpu in the autumn of 1847. The Cayuses made captives of the surviving 49 immigrants, ransoming them one month later to Peter Skene Ogden of Fort Vancouver.

 
Looking down onto the monument grounds today. Pond, lawn, and trees are easily seen.
Looking down from the top of the hill. Dr. Whitman's mill pond has been repaired and filled with water. Lawn and trees cover the area where the mission buildings once stood.

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Last updated: June 24, 2018

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