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

Alice Clarissa Whitman

 
 
Alice Clarissa Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
1. Alice Clarissa Whitman Marker
Inscription.  The Whitman's only child, Alice Clarissa, was born during the mission's first year. She was a delight to her parents and a curiosity to the Indians who were amazed at her size and vitality. They proudly called her "Cayuse girl" because she was born on their land.

The depression in front of you marks the old channel of the Walla Walla River whose waters once skirted the mission. This is where Alice Clarissa drowned.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 46° 2.389′ N, 118° 27.876′ W. Marker is near Walla Walla, Washington, in Walla Walla County. Marker can be reached from Whitman Mission Road near Sweagle Road. The marker is located at Whitman Mission National Historic Site, on the old Waiilatpu Mission grounds. 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. The First House (a few steps from this marker); Mission House (within shouting
Alice Clarissa Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
2. Alice Clarissa Whitman Marker
distance of this marker); November 29, 1847 (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmiths Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Farming at the Waiilatpu Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Emigrant House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oregon Trail Wagon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walla Walla.
 
Also see . . .  Narcissa's Children - National Park Service. A brief outline of the natural and adopted children of Narcissa Whitman. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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