“FEW Americans have heard of Howard Conklin Baskerville, but most Iranians know his name. A native of Nebraska, Baskerville graduated from the Princeton Theological Seminary and moved to Iran as a Presbyterian missionary. He was 23. The year was 1907. Baskerville was an idealist at a time of idealism in Iran… ” read more
“Imagine finding out that a nomadic tribe has named a mountain after your grandmother.
My mother and I learned just that when a relative phoned to say the storied Bakhtiari tribe had so honored my grandmother, Helen Jeffreys Bakhtiar, to commemorate her public health work there in the 1950s. It’s quite a legacy for a woman born in Weiser, Idaho, at the beginning of the 20th century…” The story + an audio interview with Helen
American born Louise Firouz (Laylin) passed away at the age of 74 in Iran
Louise Firouz is known as the reviver of the Caspian horse and the best breeder of Turkmen horses in Iran. She also operated adventure horse-treks in northern Iran. The journeys have been listed by The Times as among the top 10 rides in the world.
US-Iran, through an expat’s eyes, Christian Science Monitor
Horsewoman known for Caspian breed in Iran, Washington Post
Steppe back in time: Few people venture into northern Iran but each year an American in her 70s leads small groups of riders through the remote and dramatic mountains, The Guardian
He says that it is “guaranteed to make you feel good about being Persian“! Thanks Brian 🙂
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Rare American in Iran recalls her 50 years there
International Herald Tribune