The oldest town in Washington State, Walla Walla was founded as a mission by Marcus Whitman in 1836. It later became a Hudson’s Bay Company outpost, a territorial fort, and the capitol of Washington Territory. After Washington became a state, Walla Walla was offered a choice between a state prison and a state university; the town picked the prison, as it offered more opportunity for jobs. From a visit in November 2000.
We went to Touchet to have lunch with Great Great Aunt Joyce and great Great Uncle Virgil.
Then we went to Great Great Uncle Virgil’s home and saw leaf cutter bees which pollinate alfalfa.
In the evening we went to Pioneer Park to chase ducks and play.
We left Grandma Seymour and Papa Ole’s to continue our trip to Maryland.
We took the ferry to Seattle and said “Good by” to Uncle Frank, and the Space Needle. (We ate lunch there one day.)
Then we traveled to Yakima and ate lunch with Aunt Jane.
We had dinner in Walla Walla with Great Grandma Shaffer, and stayed in her basement overnight.
We arrived at Great Grandma Shaffer’s house and slept in the basement.