Sheldon Jackson

Sheldon Jackson (1834–1909) was a Presbyterian missionary who also became a political leader. During this career he travelled about 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and established over 100 missions and churches in the Western United States. He is best remembered for his extensive work during the final quarter of the 19th century in the massive, rugged and remote U.S. territory which in 1959 would become the 49th state, Alaska.

Read more about Sheldon Jackson:  Youth, Education, Early Career, North To Alaska, Education Policy, Death, Legacy

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Alaska State Troopers - The Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy
... of facilities of the campus of the adjacent and now defunct Sheldon-Jackson College ... doors in October 1974, though a number of basic classes had been offered at Sheldon Jackson as far back as 1969, with a two-week basic course offered for new ... With the closure of Sheldon Jackson College and its cafeteria, academy recruits and students there for in-service training had no nearby or regular dining facility and had to be bussed to a ...
Wrangell City And Borough, Alaska - History - 19th Century
... Hall Young, a colleague of Sheldon Jackson, was assigned to the Wrangell mission and arrived on July 10, 1878 ... This institution was a parallel to Sheldon Jackson’s Sitka Industrial Training School, which became Sheldon Jackson College ...
Sheldon Jackson - Death, Legacy
... Sheldon Jackson died in 1909 ... Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska is named after him ... Also, the Sheldon Jackson Museum, located on the Sheldon Jackson College grounds, is the oldest concrete building in the state, and houses much of Sheldon Jackson's collection as well as ...
Sheldon Jackson College
... Sheldon Jackson College was a small private college located on Baranof Island in Sitka, Alaska, United States ... Sheldon Jackson, an early missionary and educational leader in Alaska ...

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