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Walla Walla County Washington Historical Markers

 
Lewis and Clark Trail Marker (Front) image, Touch for more information
By Shirley A Stirling, July 20, 2016
Lewis and Clark Trail Marker (Front)
Washington (Walla Walla County), Burbank — Lewis and Clark Trail
October 16, 1805 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date: "After getting safely over the rapid and having taken diner set out and proceeded on seven miles to the junction of this river and the Columbia which joins from the . . . — Map (db m120768) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), College Place — Oregon Trail Memorial
Dedicated to the travelers on Old Oregon Trail 1832-1843 when it passed thru Walla Walla Valley. Robert Newell and Joe Meek brought wagons to Fort Walla Walla in 1840. White, Lovejoy & Hastings led the first emigrants in 1842. Whitman, Applegate . . . — Map (db m126012) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Walla Walla — Christopher Columbus
Dedicated to Christopher Columbus Italy’s illustrious son who gave to the world a continent. We shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led the way to this new world as the most epoch making event of all that have occurred since the . . . — Map (db m129496) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Walla Walla — Wai-i-lat-pu
A short distance to the south, near the Walla Walla River, is Wai-i-lat-pu, "The Place of the People of the Rye Grass,” a mission founded among the Cayuse Indians of the Walla Walla Valley in 1836 by Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife, Narcissa. . . . — Map (db m3766) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Wallula — Fort Nez Percés / Fort Walla Walla
This site honors the trading post built by the North West Company of Canada as Fort Nez Percés and rebuilt by the Hudson's Bay Company as Fort Walla Walla in the early 1800's. In 1811, David Thompson of the Northwest Company led a fur trading party . . . — Map (db m129498) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Wallula — Fort Walla Walla
To the west, at the junction of the Walla Walla and Columbia Rivers, is the site of a trading post built in 1818.
Fort Walla Walla was a vital link in the region’s fur trade, and helped open up the Northwest to the white man. From this post . . . — Map (db m34559) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Wallula — Here Stood Fort Nez Perce
Here Stood Fort Nez Perce Also Called Fort Walla Walla Fur Trading Post of Hudson's Bay Company 1818 — 1856 — Map (db m71508) HM
Washington (Walla Walla County), Wallula — The History of Wallula
Geology at Wallula From 15,000-18,000 years ago what many geologists believe were the Earth’s largest floods raced through Wallula Gap. Some of these floods were as many as twenty times as large as the combined discharge of all the world’s . . . — Map (db m129497) HM

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