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By E. Philip Brown,Elaine Kevgas

The Merrimack Valley turned domestic to Greeks after the good immigration to the U.S. within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. After its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832, Greece had insufficient assets for its electorate, which ended in a lot difficulty. a lot of those refugees got here to the Merrimack Valley looking for a greater residing. They settled in Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell, Massachusetts, or harmony, Manchester, and Nashua, New Hampshire, the place they secured jobs in factories and turbines. those that have been not able to realize employment within the production industries went into the carrier region; others grew to become self-sufficient, development eating places, shoe retailers, and grocery shops. even if they suffered discrimination due to their targeted language and tradition, they weren't deterred; in its place, they remained concentrated, went approximately their actions in peace, and contributed immensely to the socioeconomic improvement in their newfound home.

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