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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fort Walla Walla Cemetery established 1856

While we were wandering around the outskirts of Walla Walla last weekend, we had to stop at Fort Walla Walla, as this was a place of history in the 1800's. Many Christian Missionaries, and later settlers as well as Calvary Soldiers came and went from the protection of this Fort.

Also at Fort Walla Walla, is the Cemetery of Fort Walla Walla....

To read the headstones, and the information regarding the Indian battles that the soldiers died in, brought the true history of the west alive and real.

Click on the pictures to get a better view of the words on the headstones.

As we walked in, there was an older man sitting in his chair. I asked him if he was the caretaker.. he said no, he just liked to come and sit under these "small" trees...

I am a visual learner, and this kind of history lesson works for me... it just makes you wonder about the people, what they were possibly like, and how hard it was to do what they were doing. How they gave it all up, to go somewhere else and make their dreams come true.. and the price they paid to follow their dreams.


  1. that was really cool jan, i too wonder about things like many people have given up so much for humanity to be where we are now. we are blessed. the markers look to be in good shape too to be so old!

  2. That is really neat. We have some cemetaries like that around here. It's always interesting to just wander through.

  3. very interesting... we also have a few cemeteries like that... very interesting to check out.. but then i see all these little tiny graves for all the babies and it makes me sad.

  4. Really neat! The old cemetaries are just great. There are some old ones near where my cousins live in North Carolina, and we have a pretty old one at a Catholic church less than a mile from my house. We ride the horses there sometimes. A lot of the tombstones are written in Polish....

  5. What an awesome history lesson! I wasn't too into history when I was in school, but now I love it! I wish more people nowadays had the same sort of drive and ambition as back then. Those gravestones look to be in great shape too, how neat to read them!


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