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Vasile G. Faklis (1892-1982) left Symi for Tarpon Springs, where he founded Faklis Department Store and Shoe Repair in 1912. He proudly served in the U.S. army during World War I and is shown here in his military uniform in 1917. His sons, George and…

Members of the Symian Society and children gather with Father Theofilos Karaphillis in 1930. Another of the major island groups represented in the Greek community is from the island of Symi. Symians were the first to adopt the skafandro, or the heavy…
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