Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Puget Sound

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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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Harry Tourikis

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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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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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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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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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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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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