Saturday, July 11, 2009

Marcus Whitman

If you've been following my blog at all, you've probably noticed quite a few mentions of the name Whitman. It's a very popular name in this valley, due to the history of the Whitmans: Marcus and Narcissa. A summary of their story can be read by visiting this posting. This friendly statue of Marcus Whitman stands at the very eastern end of Main Street in Walla Walla, and really struck me for the simple reason that he is smiling. Not many statues of people show them smiling and happy. I liked that this one did.


Jacob said...

You're right. I think most statues show a very severe or stern personality.

Excellent post!

Hilda said...

Now that you mention it, that's so true!