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.