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Spread to Minneapolis
The Baha’i community in Minneapolis had its beginnings in 1903, when Albert Hall and Dr. Homer Harper of Minneapolis declared in the Faith, meaning they officially became Bahá'í. There is no known record that accounts for how they were introduced to The Faith. Hall went on to serve as chairman of the Bahá'í Temple Unity, an early national administrative body of The Faith in Chicago at the time.
During Abdu ́l-Bahá’s visit to the United States in 1912, he visited Minneapolis during the month of September. There were five Bahá'ís at the time of his visit. Violet Anderson, a Baha’i in Minneapolis who compiled an early history of the community in Minneapolis, wrote of his visit:
"This portentous event will undoubtedly be the most important and significant event to occur in the community in this Dispensation.”