Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

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Gus Cooper

Seattle, Washington’s Wallingford neighborhood was the Greek community for siblings Gus Cooper and Tasia Prineas.

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Costa Mavromatis

Constantine “Costa” Mavromatis has made his living as a skilled woodworker. However, his hobbies of music, photography, stamp and coin collections add another dimension to his personality.

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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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Pete and Carol Mykris

Fifty-six years after a proxenia (arranged marriage) Pete and Carol Mykris’ marriage is testimony to their love for and patience with each other.

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Petro and Colleen Farmasonis

Ask Petro Farmasonis where the best Greek food can be found in Seattle, Washington, and he will point to his own kitchen. From 1966 to 1979 Petro and Colleen Farmasonis operated Seattle’s successful Greek-themed restaurant, the Eleniko Horio, Greek Village.

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Alexander Pantages

The story of Alexander Pantages is one of an epic struggle of poverty-to-riches against the backdrop of business treachery, anti-immigrant sentiment and butting of titanic egos involving Joseph P. Kennedy and press baron, William Randolph Hearst.

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Marilyn Tsapralis McCabe

There are many ways to use one’s Greek language. Marilyn (Marianthe) Tsapralis McCabe Love uses hers to inspire and teach others.

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Steve Sourapas

Steve (Stavros) James Sourapas’ Greek family experience and the operation of the family business were closely intertwined.

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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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E. (Efthemios) “Mike” Demopoulos

He was known as the Junk King of Anacortes when he began collecting discarded items in 1908 but E. (Efthemios) “Mike” Demopoulos became a major landowner and businessman in the town.

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