Originally uploaded by Gruscana.
Just in case you were wondering were the Moravian Book Store is in Bethel. I found a photo on flickr pointing it out. The city was named Bethel by the Moravian Missionaries who settled in the area in the 1884. The village was originally called Mumtrekhlogamute, or Smoke house people.Â The main economy in the region is fishing and subsistence hunting.Â Bethel is largest village in western Alaska with 6,000 people. The ninth largest city in Alaska.