Greeks in the California Digital Newspaper Collection - FREE search


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Note:  I did a search on the term Greek American and received results for 182 articles - a search using "Greek American" resulted in 62 articles.

The results include announcements for organizations like the Greek American Republican Club in San Francisco from 1900; the Greek American Club to Promote Economy in Sacraments from 1916; the A.A.U. Wrestling Titles article from 1916; Greek Citizens to Parade on Fourth 1919; World's Weight Lifting Record is Established 1914, etc.

The results also included an article from the Healdsburg Tribune in 1943 - reference photograph above - HUNDREDS OFFER HOME TO SOLDIER'S WAIFS - "Their father is In the army and their mother is ill in the South, so the four bright-eyed brothers pictured at top were waiting at the Children’s Aid society in New York for someone to give them a home until their parents can come back. Hundreds responded to their plea expressed via a newspaper. Among them was William G. Helis, millionaire oil man shown at bottom. Helis is a Greek-American who has contributed over $1,000,000 to Greek war relief."

Advertisements:  example below for the GREEK AMERICAN CANDY KITCHEN, in Santa Rosa, California - proprietor A. Cokales, published 1907 in the Press Democrat

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