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

Grist Mill

 
 
Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
1. Grist Mill Marker
Captions: Mortar and pestle; Grain hopper, Millstone housing, Flume , Wooden shaft.
Inscription.  The first flour mill at Waiilatpu was little more than an oversized metal coffee grinder powered by a small channel diverted from the river. A second mill used 24' millstones enclosed in a small building, but a fire destroyed it.
Whitman's third and last mill at this site turned 40" stones, but the walls, roof and granary were never completed. The restored millpond at you left powered the mill and fed the mission's irrigation ditches.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 46° 2.376′ N, 118° 27.826′ 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. Emigrant House (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Clarissa Whitman (within shouting
Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
2. Grist Mill Marker
distance of this marker); Blacksmiths Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The First House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission House (about 300 feet away); November 29, 1847 (about 400 feet away); Oregon Trail Wagon (about 400 feet away); Children of the Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walla Walla.
 
Whitman Monument, image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
3. Whitman Monument,
W portion of the millpond on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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