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  • On verso of image: Whitman Mission. A roadside marker just wast of Walla Walla on the south side of the road. The Whitman obelisk rises on a low hill just to the left of the marker, looking southeast. Text on marker: Wai-i-Lat-Pu. A short distance to the south on the Walla Walla River at Wai-i-Lat-Pu meaning ""the place of rye grass"", is the site of a mission established by the Reverand doctor Marcus Whitman, and his courageous wife, Narcissa... more
    On verso of image: Whitman Mission. A roadside marker just wast of Walla Walla on the south side of the road. The Whitman obelisk rises on a low hill just to the left of the marker, looking southeast. Text on marker: Wai-i-Lat-Pu. A short distance to the south on the Walla Walla River at Wai-i-Lat-Pu meaning ""the place of rye grass"", is the site of a mission established by the Reverand doctor Marcus Whitman, and his courageous wife, Narcissa. Faced with hardships in this new land, they brought the religion of the white man to the Indians and sought to teach them and administer to their ills until during a period of Indian suspicion and skepticism, on the afternoon of November 29, 1847, Doctor Whitman and his wife with a number of others were massacred by Cayuse Indians. less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 1999