Return to: Rev. Sheldon Jackson - In 1884, 12 years after the United States purchased Alaska from Russia, a Presbyterian minister named Sheldon Jackson offered himself and was selected as Alaska's General Agent of Education.
Group of school children and adults stand outside First Congregational Church in Nome, Alaska, used as school building. n.d. Photographer: O. D. Goetze. Anchorage Museum of History and Art - Library and Archives.