From the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, he acquired the Whitman mission site.Eells soon moved to the site with his family and began working to establish Whitman Seminary.
South of Ankeny Field, College Creek meanders through the main campus, filling the artificially created "Lakem Duckum", the heart of campus and the habitat for many of Whitman's beloved ducks.
In addition to property in Walla Walla, the college also has about 22,000 acres (89 km) of other land holdings – mainly in the form of wheat farms in Eastern Washington and Oregon.
Of special note: the Johnston Wilderness Campus, which is used for academic and social retreats.
Whitman College is a private liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington.
Initially founded as a seminary by a territorial legislative charter in 1859, the school became a four-year degree-granting institution in 1882.