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Near Walla Walla in Walla Walla County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Great Grave

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
1. The Great Grave Marker
Inscription.  Time has dimmed the inscription on the coverstone of the Great Grave. Reproduced here is a copy of the inscription from the original registry.

Sacred to the memory of
Marcus Whitman • Narcissa Prentiss Whitman • Andrew Roger Jr. • James Young Jr. • Lucien Saunders • Nathan Kimball • Crockett A. Bewley • Issac Gillen • John Sager • Francis Sager • Jacob Hoffman • Marsh • Amos Sales • Jacob D. Hall
Massacred near this spot by Cayuse Indians
Nov. 29-30 1847

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters.
 
Location. 46° 2.527′ N, 118° 27.75′ W. Marker is near Walla Walla, Washington, in Walla Walla County. Marker can be reached from Whitman Mission Road near Sweagle Road. The cemetery is located on a foot-trail leading from the Whitman Mission Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 Whitman Mission Road, Walla Walla WA 99362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitman Memorial Shaft (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Children of the Trail (about
The Great Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
2. The Great Grave and Marker
600 feet away); Oregon Trail Wagon (about 600 feet away); Emigrant House (about 800 feet away); Blacksmiths Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission House (approx. 0.2 miles away); November 29, 1847 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farming at the Waiilatpu Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walla Walla.
 
Also see . . .  The 1847 Whitman Massacre -- Historum. An outbreak of measles was decimating the tribe, and many of the Indians blamed it on the presence of the whites. A party of enraged warriors attacked the mission, killing fourteen whites - among them both Dr. and Mrs. Whitman. (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Great Grave image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
3. The Great Grave
Pioneer Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
4. Pioneer Burial Ground
This secluded place was used as a burial ground by early settlers in the years following the Whitman Massacre. Very little is known of those who are buried here or of the exact location of the graves.
The Whitman Massacre image. Click for full size.
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5. The Whitman Massacre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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