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By Stephen P. Georgeson

via 1890, the 1st Greek immigrants to Atlanta had settled into a space nonetheless extensively populated via accomplice veterans. In a urban with out the massive immigrant presence universal within the nation's significant city components, the Greeks have been before everything obtained as bad viewers by way of the state's and city's leaders. whereas the Greek Orthodox Church of Atlanta continued monetary difficulty, it persevered to assist funerals, hospitals and orphanages. those Greeks moved from the city�s streets as fruit proprietors into extra tested companies. Christ Gyfteas�s fruit stand on the nook of extensive and Marietta turned the California Fruit corporation. by way of 1911, forty percentage of Greeks have been owners or companions in numerous companies like caf�s, eating places, soda fountains and groceries. writer Stephen Georgeson explores the Greek immigrants� reviews of their first 3 many years in Atlanta.

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