Jackson (just a few short notes)
Overview 1899-1988: compiled and edited by Jessie DeVries
and Nick Brewer.
Chapter I: The
Northern Alaskan Eskimo and the Presbyterian Church
Chapter II: The White
Alaskan and the Presbyterian Church
Chapter III: Fairbanks
and the Presbyterian Church (From:
A Model for a Cross-Cultural Church: The
White/Eskimo Experience of First Presbyterian Church,
Fairbanks, H. Gene
Straatmeyer, May 1979.)
of Establishment of Church at Nuiqsut (Straatmeyer)
Album: February 1999 Presbytery Meeting at Barrow!
Photoes and Story:
Rev. Vic Alfsen Preaches at Twin Celebrations in Fairbanks and Anchorage,
During the fall and winter of 1897, American minister S. Hall Young organized the Presbyterian Church in Dawson. When it became definitely known that the scenes of his labor were not on American soil, the Canadian Presbyterian Church sent in missionaries to whom Young turned over his work. Hall's initial ministry prospered and in 1901 a substantial church was erected which boasted a pipe organ and carved oak pews that could accommodate 600. This photo of the now abandoned St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was taken during the summer of 2007 at Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada.
For more of the story, see the chapter on the Interior in: