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  • Tags: Greek Community of Tarpon Springs

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Auctioneer and former diver Costas Klimantos accepts a bid from potential buyer George Smitzes at the Sponge Exchange on June 19, 1978. After a sale, the captain or owner is reimbursed for food and boat expenses, then each member of the team receives…

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Evelyn Miaoulis Billirakis and Kalliope Miaoulis Harvard sitting on the back of a bike driven by their brother Nicholas Miaoulis in the 1940s. They are making a stop at the Greek American bakery on today’s Pinellas Avenue, which was owned and…

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Mass tourism bloomed after World War I as the middle class expanded. As a result, tourism based on the sponge industry and Greek culture developed early in Tarpon Springs. This image shows a store selling sponges at 629 Dodecanese Boulevard in 1921.
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