Pathways to History:

Roads, Trails and Journeys

The Mullan Road

The History of its Construction and Early Use

"Palouse Falls in Washington Territory"

Artist: Gustavus Sohon

Source: John Mullan, Report on the Construction of a Military Raod from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Benton

Click here for a closer view of this image -- including modern photography linked to Sohon's drawing.


Click here to see Gustavus Sohon's view of Cantonment Stevens, the Mullan Party's winter encampment of 1853-1854.


Mullan Road Project Overview:


The Mullan Report:

-- Click here to access the entire report in one large file. As of April 19, 2004, we have about 80 percent of the document completed.
-- We will also be developing versions of the report with an outline, images, and other features.

Related Literature:

Lesson Plans: (in progress, links to be added)