Wai-i-lat-pu (HM1X3)

Location: Walla Walla, WA 99362 Walla Walla County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 2.997', W 118° 27.966'

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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.

As increasing numbers of emigrants moved into the Oregon Country during the 1840's, Whitman Mission became an important station on the Oregon Trail. Cultural differences, climaxed by a measles epidemic that killed many Cayuse, ended the missionary effort. A few suspicious Cayuse took the lives of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and eleven others on November 29th, 1847.

The grounds, preserved through early community efforts, are now administered as a National Historic Site.
HM NumberHM1X3
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Placed ByCooperating Agencies
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 386579 N 5100642
Decimal Degrees46.04995000, -118.46610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 2.997', W 118° 27.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 2' 59.82" N, 118° 27' 57.96" W
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Area Code(s)509
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5917 Old Hwy 12, Walla Walla WA 99362, US
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