The Price – Narcissa Whitman

Monumental sculpture of Narcissa Whitman, missionary and pioneer

THE PRICE (1 1/2 life-size by Pamela Harr)

Narcissa Whitman was a missionary and first White woman to cross the Rockies on the Oregon Trail.  This poignant sculpture depicts Narcissa holding her daughter Alice age 2 1/2 who drowned in the river near their mission in Walla Walla, Washington.  Touched by the heart breaking story of the Sullivan family of seven  who all drowned in the Glendive flood of 1899 when the bridge went out, Pamela dedicated this sculpture to the sacrifice of pioneers and all who have lost children.  The sculpture rests in the memorial park called Our Park or Gazebo Park across from City Hall on Merrill Ave.