Surrounded by a series of bayous feeding into the Gulf of Mexico, Tarpon Springs first attracted attention as a place for winter homes about 1876. During the late 19th century the first Greek immigrants, when they were hired to work as divers in the growing sponge harvesting industry. In 1905, John Cocoris began recruiting sponge divers from the Dodecanese Islands of Greece, in particular Kalymnos, Symi and Halki leading By the 1930s a very productive sponge industry had developed in Tarpon Springs, generating millions of dollars a year. To this day Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US.
Ama of Tarpon Springs will be placed in Craig Park on Spring Bayou.
28°8′50″N 82°45′41″W Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA.
Placed: April 2014
Price: € 15000 contact