By Karen Huwe
The Times 

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Walla Walla Cemetery Tour


October 13, 2022

Karen Huwe

Mary A. Rice Willcoxson time traveled to tell her story.

Taking a cemetery tour might not be on everyone's bucket list, yet it is a place with tons of historical information. Joanna Lanning led about 50 people on a tour of the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla on a beautiful fall day, and the crowd heard stories from Lanning and other volunteers. 

Walking the grounds with Lanning, we learned that the cemetery is the resting place for over 40,000 beloved souls, including around 3,000 veterans. There were originally four separate cemeteries, and in 1989 all four came under city ownership. The oldest recorded burials on the 80-acre site were in...

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