Greeks in Tarpon Springs (Images of America) by Tina Bucuvalas

By Tina Bucuvalas

starting in 1905, huge numbers of Greeks from the Dodecanese and Saronic Gulf islands settled in Tarpon Springs to paintings within the sponge company. They considerably increased the and altered Tarpon Springs ceaselessly. Greektown flourished with flats, shops, church buildings, eating places, and leisure amenities stretching from the sponge docks to downtown. Sponge fishing and similar actions served because the monetary base for the group. through 1913, as many as half Tarpon Springs citizens have been apparently Greek, and lots of companies displayed either Greek and American flags. this present day, Tarpon Springs� Greek group preserves a robust ethnic and maritime background. whereas a few significant US towns have a bigger Greek inhabitants, no different has a better percent with Greek history than Tarpon Springs.

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