Monday, October 20, 2008

My Town Monday -

Travis Erwin http://traviserwin.blogspot.com/ challenges readers to post about their town every Monday. I've promised to do so and finally, here it is. Tada! If you're curious about other cities, regions, states and what-not, visit his blog. Very interesting! ~K

Whitman College campus is a short dogs-walk from my home. The campus is absolutely gorgeous. Whether you're a student, or a resident of Walla Walla, Washington, it is a place to reflect and be energized by the spirit of learning. I often go for walks to and about the campus. There are long circling trails, outdoor artwork, and the architecture of the buildings to behold. For a mere resident of the town like me, I have two favorite times to go. During the summer months "townies" take over, walking their dogs, riding bikes, playing frisbee, and just generally roaming around. It's quiet...nice. During the fall new students begin arriving in droves. There is an energy about the campus, an excitement and anticipation that you can only feel in a place of learning. I love that feeling. But enough about me. Here's a bit of the history of Whitman College;

In 1836 marcus and Narcissa Whitman established a medical mission and a school to serve the Cayuse Indians and immigrants on the Oregon trail. But horrible misunderstandings between the white missionaries and the people they tried to help and in 1847 the Whitman's were masacred. Reverand Cushing Eells resolved to establish a school in their honor. On November 28, 1883, the modern day Whitman College was established.


9 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I too love the feel of college campuses.

lyzzydee said...

Beautiful photos, we have a campus in the middle of town, covered in oak trees, very pretty!

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Thanks. This is fun! ~K

Mary said...

I've heard of Walla, Walla many times, so it was nice to hear some history and see some photos.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Hmmm...wonder where you heard of it? Are you from the Pacific Northwest? A sweet onion buyer? Or perhaps it's Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd's frequent references to it. Curious minds just have to know! ~K

debra said...

it's the onions for me :-)
Lovely photos.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Gotta love them onions! I don't know how people cook with anything BUT a SWEET onion. There is really such a difference! ~K

gypsyscarlett said...

Hi Karen,

I love learning historic facts and the photos are great.

Will you be posting about your town every Monday? That would be really cool.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Gypsy- Maybe. How's that for making a decision. I actually like the idea, but need to go around town and take a bunch of pics. Then it would be much easier.I love taking pics...and am passionate about writing about history in one way or another. I just need to get organized. I also have my own feature I'm trying to launch...Photo Finish Fridays. So anyway-yeah, I probably will. Round, and round, and round I go. LOL ~K