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Greek history in Seattle again reaches for global audience

Greek history in Seattle again reaches for global audience

In the early days of the Seattle-based Washington Hellenic Civic Society, little did community citizens know their comings and goings would reach an international audience through the publication of the monthly newspaper, the Washington Hellenic Review. It had just over a 10-year run (1924-1936) under the vision of WHCS president Pericles H. Scarlatos.   It reached an audience mostly in Seattle, but also across to subscribers in 33 cities, and even a few in Greece. The many activities of members of…

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From Your Corner of Washington: Anacortes’ name

From Your Corner of Washington: Anacortes’ name

Many people think of Anacortes as the place where hordes of vacationers and islanders flock to catch a ferry to the San Juans during the summer. But how many of you know how this beautiful town of nearly 17,000 on the northern tip of Fidalgo Island secured its name? Pronounced “an-uh-KOR-tis,” it changed names in 1876, from Ship Harbor to Anacortes. The change was sought by town platter and promoter Amos Bowman, who gave it a Spanish-sounding version of his…

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