One of my favorite early Washington persons is Marie Dorion. I did a previous couple posts on Marie
marie-dorion-one-very-tough-woman follow-up-note-on-marie-dorion a while back. On a recent trip I stopped at the park named in her honor at the mouth of the Walla Walla River.
I also came across a reference that indicated Marie Dorion visited Narcissa Whitman at the Whitman Mission in 1838. At that time Fort Walla Walla was near the mouth of the Walla Walla River and that was where Marie lived at that time.