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Pioneer doctor and Hudson Bay trader are Living History subjects


The lives of a pioneer doctor and Hudson's Bay Company trader will be depicted at In Living History presentations at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road on July 20 and 21. On Sat., July 20, Don Weaver will portray Nelson Blalock and on Sun. July 21, William McBean will be telling the story of David Thompson. The presentations begin at 2 p.m. in the museum's Pioneer Village.

Dr. Nelson G. Blalock was born in 1836. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1861 and worked as a surgeon during the Civil War. In 1873 he traveled by wagon from Illinois to Wal...

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