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Photograph - Vlachs in Traditional Costume, Gravia, Fokida, Sterea Hellas, Central Greece

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Vlachs in Traditional Paraphernalia Sterea Hellas (Continental Greece), Fokida, Gravia village
Photograph posted on flickr.com by bilwander - 2006

Photograph - Chios Island, women in traditional dresses

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Chios island, women in traditional dresses at a commemorative event for Greek war refugees fled to the island from across the Aegean after the Smyrna Catastrophe, Asia Minor 1922.

Photograph and description posted on flickr.com by bilwander - September 2008


Another Article - Greek Athletes in New York City: Time of the Titans

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TIME OF TITANS:
GREEK ATHLETES IN NEW YORK CITY
By Steve Frangos
Published in The National Herald, June 17, 2006  
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I am excited to announce that The National Herald has given Hellenic Genealogy Geek the right to reprint articles that may be of interest to our group. 
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The history of amateur Greek athletics in New York City is still a matter of debate. This is especially curious since, from 1901 to the present, published accounts on the Greek amateur athletes of New York City abound. Many Greek immigrants joined local athletic clubs and gyms throughout the five boroughs.
We will restrict our survey here to the Greek American Athletic Club of New York City. As far as available published accounts now report, the GAAC was, at least as of 1901, originally based in Brooklyn’s Ulmer Park. By 16 May 1913, however, the GAAC had moved to Manhattan. We know this, in part, because of a news report:
“Alexander Haggis, the wrestling instructor of …