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||Agnes Alexander arrives in Alaska, the first Bahá'í travelling teacher to visit the territory.
A Bahá'í group is established in Germany. [BBRSM:107, 219]
|Alaska; Germany; `Akká
||Agnes Alexander; travel teacher; Baha'i group; Commission of Inquiry; `Árif Bey
|1915 16 Jun
||Miss Margaret Green of Washington DC arrives in Alaska, the first known resident Bahá'í.
||Washington DC; Alaska
||Orcella Rexford and her husband Dr Gayne Gregory (the first to accept the Faith in Alaska) come to Haifa on pilgrimage and are technically the first from Alaska to do so. They are in the process of moving from Alaska to the Continental USA. [SETPE1p112-112]
- See BW11p495-498 for for details of the life of Orella Rexford
||Orcella Rexford; Dr Gayne Gregory
|1943 4 Sep
||The first local spiritual assembly in Alaska is established at Anchorage.
||Agnes Harrison (née Parent), an Athabascan, becomes a Bahá’í in Alaska, the first Native Alaskan to accept the Faith in the country.
||The first Tlinget from Alaska to become a Bahá’í, Eugene King, enrols.
||The first Tlinget to become a Bahá’í in Alaska, Joyce Anderson Combs, enrols.
||Joyce Anderson Combs
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska is formed and incorporated immediately upon formation.
- This is the first time a political entity (i.e. the United States) is subdivided to form a national spiritual assembly. [BW13:270]
||The first Aleut to become a Bahá’í, Vassa Lekanoff, enrols in Unalaska.
||The first Eskimo in Alaska to become a Bahá’í, William Wiloya, enrols in Nome.
||The first Native Council takes place in Haines, Alaska, attended by 50 native Bahá’ís.
|1976 10 Jan
||The most northerly-located local spiritual assembly in the world is formed in the Iñupiat community of Barrow, Alaska.
|1976 23 – 25 Jul
||An International Teaching Conference is held in Anchorage, Alaska, attended by 1,005 Bahá’ís. [BW17:81]
- For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW17:130–1.
- For pictures see BW17:110, 113, 116–17.
||International Teaching Conference; Conference
from the main catalogue
- Betty Becker, Valiant Servant Pioneer, by Earl Redman (2017). The story of a Bahá’í from Kansas who moved first to Alaska to spread the Bahá’í Faith there and then to Chile. Link to document offsite. [about]