Greek Immigration to Mankato

Author: 
E. Winston Grundmeier
Issue Date: 
Winter 2006

The immigrants from Greece left a homeland that, thought free of oppression, was hardly wealthy and could not support a large population. The first Greek family arrived here in 1856 but the majority arrived in the early 1900s. While many of these family simply pass through, others made significant contributions to the growth of Mankato over the years.

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Agnew, Apostolis, Oosalis, Kalos, Kapas, Patroklos, Stamos, Zotalis, Canellos, Pafiolis, Scordakis, Olympia Candy, cigar stand, Dovolas, Poulimenos, Marinis, Kamatchus, Pappas
Decade: 
2000-2009