FRENCHTOWN HISTORIC SITE

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Wallula Interpretive Overlook
The proposed overlook views a Lewis & Clark campsite in 1806; Fort Nez Perce/Fort Walla Walla fur trading post,1818; a traditional village and gathering ground for Native Americans; the place where the 13,000 year old Missoula Flood formed Wallula Gap and the Columbia Gorge; a shorebird viewing area; an historic Idaho gold rush era steamship port; and the depot of the northwest's oldest rail line, the Walla Walla and Columbia River Railroad, 1875.

Walla Walla Treaty Councils
This site is dedicated to the Great Walla Walla Treaty Council of 1855 and the Second Walla Walla Treaty Council and related events of 1856.

Frenchtown Master Plan
The Frenchtown Master Plan prepared with the assistance of Otak, Inc. in association with architect Jim Stenkamp, as currently revised, including historical information, site analysis, and interpretation plans, is available online at this link.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
The Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people make up the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on the Columbia River Plateau, whose homeland is the area now known as northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. The three bands were brought together on the Umatilla Indian Reservation by a Treaty with the US Government in 1855, and were united as a single tribal government in 1949. Currently,the CTUIR has over 2,499 tribal members, continuing to care for and live on the land of their ancestors--a small group of people doing great things for themselves and their neighbors.

Washington State Department of Transportation
The Washington State Department of Transportation is engaged in a US Highway 12 Wallula to Walla Walla Planning Study, to determine the route and impacts of the planned four-laning of Highway 12. The portion between Walla Walla and Frenchtown which passes north of the historic St. Rose Cemetery has been completed.

Walla Walla County Conservation District
The WWCCD believes that complex environmental problems can be solved through voluntary cooperation rather than by regulatory mandates. We will do this by creating and then implementing proactive programs that respect both the need of landowners and the natural resources of the County.