History & Culture

Marcus Whitman Trail Route 1836 Interpretive Sign



The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has many historic and cultural sites within its boundaries. Archeologists and other forest employees work to protect and maintain these sites for generations to come.  



Historic roads and trails including portions of the Oregon and Whitman Trails, historic mines and towns,  Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) projects and camps, wrecked planes, petroglyphs, and more history and culture are throughout the forest.  

Until this page is fully developed, review some of the archived documents and photos the archeologists are providing, visit the interpretive sites page,  or click on the links to the right to learn more about the history of this area.



Don't leave your mark in history by putting it in your pocket. 

Enjoy your travels into the forest's past but leave what you find for tomorrow's explorers.    

Please - take only your photos and leave only footprints