Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Immigrant

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Whether exploring the ship from Greece, learning to play sports, taking an occasional joy ride or meeting politicians, Harry Tourikis’ curiosity helped him learn …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Washington’s First Greek
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NOTE: Greeks in Washington is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the story of Greeks in Washington State. Of the many stories compiled and exhibited at www.greeksinwashington.org each has its own unique twist. This one, about the first Greek in Washington is truly unique.

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When Anna Asimakopoulos saw a map showing Seattle, Washington, in the far northwest corner of the United States, she said, “stin ali akri tou cosmo” (at the end of the earth). Her sons, Andrew and Theo, (Thoukididis) are grateful their father gave up a successful job as a firefighter in Athens, Greece, to bring his family to “far off” Seattle.