Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Jump Back in Time The New Nation (1790-1828)
 
Timeline
Wheat Farm, 1941
A wheat farm in Walla Walla, Washington, near Whitman College, 1941

Enlarge this image
Cushing Eells Was Born
February 16, 1810

Whitman College, located in Walla Walla, Washington, is the oldest educational institution in Washington state. A missionary by the name of Cushing Eells, who was born on this day in 1810, founded the college and named it for Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, fellow missionaries, who were killed by Native Americans in 1847.
page 1 of 3 Next



Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us