Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

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Kostandinos (Gus) Soterios (Sam) Melonas

Like the song, “I’ve been working on the railroad…,” Kostandinos (Gus) Soterios (Sam) Melonas has been with the Railroad for over 40 years.  As …

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Godulas Family

My mom, Naouma Filou, was later to became Naouma Godulas. Her story begins in 1918 in the small village of Siatista in the foothills of northern Greece. She said that she was uncertain of the day she was born, so she had just picked a date – Sept. 15th.

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Dorothea Mootafes

IN MEMORY Dorothea Alice Mootafes, beloved friend and teacher, left us to be with the Lord on October 12, 2016.  She was 88 years …

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Harry and Billie Platis

It was the close community of Greeks that gave Harry and Billie Platis their happiness and feeling of security while growing up in Everett, Washington.

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Christos Manzieris

Although Christos Manzieris did not follow his chosen profession when he came to Seattle, Washington, he was able to use his knowledge and teaching …

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Ilias Mastrogiannis

As a relatively recent Greek immigrant, Ilias Mastrogiannis has established his career with the Microsoft Corporation, has his own family and is developing a distillery business.

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Jim Tallahan

With the name Jim Tallahan, (Demetrios Talaganis) and living in Bellingham, Washington, he was more like an “all American boy” than the child of Greek immigrants.

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Stamatis Vokos

Stamatis Philippou Vokos has never changed his name although many non-Greeks, even his wife when she first met him, have found it difficult to …

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Panagiotou Family

Born in Athens, Greece, John and Sam Panagiotou came to Seattle, Washington, in 1948 where the family made their home in the Green Lake neighborhood. John’s wife Lisa came to the United States from Greece in 1950. Here are their stories.

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Angelo and Mary Xidias

When Angelos and Maria Xidias came to Seattle, Washington, in the 1980s, their Greek backgrounds augmented their new experiences and opportunities in the United States.

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