CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Washington and the price of manifest destiny.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(WA) New York woman was 1st woman to cross United States to WA. Narcissa Premtiss became missionary in 1836 and married Dr. Marcus Whitman. After 6 mos., they and others reached WA. Land where they lived shown. Foundation outline of home shown. Oregon Trail nearby. Measles attack hit and killed 200 local Indians. Indians attacked and killed Whitmams and destroyed mission in retaliation.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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