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

Mission House

 
 
Mission House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
1. Mission House Marker
Inscription.  Marcus Whitman built this whitewashed adobe house in the mission's third year. Pine boards for floors and woodwork were whipsawed in the mountains. Like the other buildings, the roof was made of poles covered with grass and mud. With its painted trim, window panels, and fireplace, it was an island of civilization in a wild land.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 46° 2.413′ N, 118° 27.88′ 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. November 29, 1847 (a few steps from this marker); Farming at the Waiilatpu Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); The First House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmiths Shop
Mission House site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2020
2. Mission House site and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Clarissa Whitman (within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon Trail Wagon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grist Mill (about 300 feet away); Emigrant House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walla Walla.
 
 
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 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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