Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

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Mike and Dora Christofilis

THEY NEVER LOOKED BACK As the youngest and second youngest of two large families, Mike and Dora Christofilis are committed to their American ways …

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Argyer “Archie” or “Arch” Cosmos Laloudakis

SPOKANE’S THRIFTY CHARACTER Argyer “Archie” or “Arch” Cosmos Laloudakis was known not just for his tightfisted ways, but also for the devilish humor he …

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Heracles Panagiotides

EVEN HIS PARROT SPEAKS GREEK Heracles Panagiotides is a scholar, a researcher and a philosopher. Almost everything about him reflects his Greek heritage and …

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Andrea Topetzes Mann

‘HER FATHER CALLED HER DASCALA From the time she was a young child, Andrea Topetzes Mann loved to “play school.” The benefit of education …

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Harieklia Nina Meras-Bryant

THE BOSSY LADY FROM BIRCH BAY Harieklia Nina Meras-Bryant is a self-proclaimed “bossy lady,” a characteristic that has contributed to her success and her …

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George and Diane Pirotis

GREEK IMMIGRANT MEETS SOUTHERN BELLE George and Diane Pirotis’ son, Stavros, has enjoyed a mix of cultures and accents, from his father, a Greek …

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John J. Franks

THE GENTLEMAN FROM BELLINGHAM John J. Franks was born in Bellingham, Washington, on July 24, 1929, where he attended both high school and college. …

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Philip and Seane Feredinos

BUILDING A GREEK HOUSE Philip and Seane Feredinos tell their children that they love them from here to God and back again. They have …

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Christos (Chris) Roumeliotis

A GOOD LIFE IN CASHMERE Christos (Chris) Roumeliotis was born in Athens, Greece, on December 17, 1925. His experiences in Greece during World War …

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FIRM, FAIR AND FRIENDLY Louis Lallas’ first employer told him he would be successful in both life and business if he consistently followed the …

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