Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Peloponese

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Terry Karis

For Terry (Sotiros) Nikolaos Karis (Kanakaris) making good parea (companionship) has been the key to a successful life in Seattle’s Greek community.

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Manda Bekris

While the town of Manson, Washington, was reminiscent of her parents’ homes in Greece, hers was the only Greek family in the area.

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Zoye Marinopoulou

Could smart phones one day serve the same purpose for younger Greeks that the komboloi did for generations past? After all, in today’s world the komboloi is simply used for enjoyment or to help pass the time.

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Zoye Fidler

How many ways can the heritage of Greeks in America be preserved and shared? Museums? Books? Oral histories? Photographs?

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Helen Demson

It was in the early 1940s when the county sheriff received a call reporting a gypsy begging for money in downtown Yakima, Washington.

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George Prekeges

George Peter Prekeges has earned this title not only through his physical presence, but by his contributions to Spokane’s community.

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Andromachi Neckas

Once while preparing one of her buttery-rich meals, Andromachi Neckas (nee Petropoulou) started an oven fire. The firemen who quickly extinguished the flames were then treated to a sample of her excellent Greek cuisine.

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Spedo Southas

Spiro “Spedo” Southas spent a lot of time as a cop in Bellingham, Washington, but he probably spent as much time visiting fellow Greeks throughout the state.

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