Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Peloponese

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Dorothy Haskell

In the 1940s, McGill, Nevada, a small town in the eastern part of the state, was home for over 100 Greek families. Dorothy (Theodora) Haskell tells the story of growing up in McGill and eventually settling in Seattle, Washington.

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Zaphara

Zaphara loves this quote from the stage play and musical Auntie Mame knowing that many people have not been able to live a full …

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The Kootros Brothers

The following is a modified version of an article that was posted on the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog “Community News for all the Hill,” on …

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Chris Legeros

With a 39-year career in broadcast journalism, Chris Legeros has experienced more than he ever expected in his life. He credits his culture and heritage (four generations of Greek ancestors) with giving him the strength and tenacity to be successful in his work.

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Pallis Family

Chris George Pallis recalls many “Georgisms” from his father that have influenced his life.

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Derezes and Falangus Families

The Derezes and Falangus families were among the first Greek settlers in the northwest United States. Five generations later their descendants have maintained their Greek culture.

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Nicholas George Lolos

Greek lmmigrant…Beloved Local American Citizen

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Steve and Anna Athan

Steve and Anna Athan spent over 30 years combining hard work and his tailoring skills to achieve a successful career in Seattle, Washington.

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Thomas Soukakos

From helping his mother with a traveling carnival business in Greece to operating successful restaurants in Seattle, Washington, Thomas Soukakos’ story is one of optimism and perseverance.

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Holly and Nick Poulias

Hariklia “Holly” Poulias shares a unique Greek and Japanese heritage. She and her husband Nick share their stories of international travel and their lives in Seattle, Washington.

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