In Washington: Missionary

There were recruiters in Walla Walla, Wash., more than a century ago, long before it was Walla Walla. Missionaries, determined to sell the local heathens on Christianity, were the first white settlers between the Snake River and the Blue Mountains. Their mission, however, was a mixed success: after eleven years, the Indians massacred them. Soon the U.S. Cavalry came, built a fort and won the peace.

Fort Walla Walla is no more. A monument has replaced the doomed mission. But in the Eastgate Plaza shopping mall, just catercorner from Walla Walla's only De Lorean...

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