1837 was a very significant year! Not only did King Otto return to Greece from his prolonged travels to the US, but it was also the year signifying the terminus post quem, the inauguration, of diplomatic bilateral relations between Greece and the United States. Simply put, the United States of America officially recognized for the first time the independent Greek state. This was preceded earlier … Continue reading Habemus Consulem: The First Greek Consul at St. Louis
Presently, it’s almost impossible to be certain about the time or the identity of the first ever Greek to have stepped foot in the city of St. Louis. However a 19th century source does share a narrative of a previously unknown early visit to St. Louis by a quite distinguished guest! There is a paradox to this story, for the first known Greek to have … Continue reading The First Greek in St. Louis: A Royal Beginning!