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If you’re going to Walla Walla I feel compelled to recommend that you stop at the Whitman Mission…its chalk full of history! Highlights include commemorating Narcissa Whitman (coolest name ever) for being one of the first two white women to traverse the country, and the missionary confrontation with both measles AND murder.
As intense and intriguing as those facts are, the site is even cooler for its constant reminders of one of the pioneers of educational PC software – ‘The Oregon Trail’. Find a field and hunt for some buffalo (be weary of how much you can carry back), ford a river, get dysentery…it all seems in the realm of possibility.
Unfortunately that’s about all I remember from my elementary school trips. That, and somewhere in Walla Walla (I think maybe Wallula?) there’s a pulp factory that smells so horrific and strong it will burn your nose hairs off and probably make you rethink your life philosophy.
You can read more about the mission here: