Cookies must be enabled to use this website.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • SubGenre:Adventurers & Explorers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:92
  • eBook ISBN:9781667868653
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667860107

George John Markulis

The Mythical Greek God of Coal Mining and Beyond

by Michael George Markulis

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
This is a story about the Author's father, George John Markulis, a Greek immigrant who was recruited to come to America to work the coal mines in the state of Utah. The recruiters knew from the Greek coal miners in utah, that times were hard in Greece and that many of the young Greeks were leaving Greece seeking employment in other countries. The author's father, George John Markulis, accepted the offer and came to America in 1912. Through an arranged marriage, he returned to Greece in 1929 and married Terpsihori Michael Galanis.She had finished college and wanted to be a school teacher. Returning to America, hard times hit Americaalong with the rest of the world with the Great Depression of the 1930s. The book describes the life of this coal miner, his wife, raising five boys through these hard times of the depression years and beyond. He lived to be 100 years old, achieving his American Dream, not in riches but in Love of family. He was born on 1886 and passed away in 1985, 37 days short of his 100th birthday.
George John Markulis, was proclaimed by the author, his number two son to be the Mythical Greek God of Coal Mining of Carbon County utah. He earned the reputation of being the greatest coal miner in Carbon County, as he was able to bring out more coal in one day, than any other coal miner. The story goes on to tell you his life story working the coal mines for over 30 years, going back to Greece to marry a Greek woman, returning to America and raising five sons through some of the harshest times America or the world experienced, the Great Depression of the 1930s. During the Depression, he moved his family from one coal mining shanty town to another. He moved his family to Pennsylvania where he offered enployment that did not work out. After working the coal mines of Pennsylvania for a few years he returned to Utah, as employment opportunities were coming back. An eye sugary, removing one eye due to Glaucoma, caused George to retire from his 30 year coal mining career. He moved his famiy to California where went into the restaurant business for another 28 years. He passed away on December 1 1985, 37 days minus from being 100 years old. A good read about the Love of Famly, work ethics.
About the author
Michael George Markulis is a 90 year old author and son of George John Markulis, subject of the book he authored, about working the coal mines of Utah. Born in 1931 in Mutual, Utah to immigrant Greek parents, moving to several states where his father could find employment. The Great Depression 0f the 1930s caused many hardships for the family. Michael served in the Korean War and after his service married his childhood sweetheart and raised two children. They were married for 55 years when she said her goodbyes to be with our Lord. They have two chilren and three grandchildren who bring joy and happiness into his life. Michael earned an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts Degres in Police Science and Public Administration . Following a 37-year career with the Los Angeles Po;ice Department, he taught part-time for 30 years in several Community Colleges in Los Angeles. Upon his retirement from the LAPD, he was hired by the University of Southern California (USC) as the Director of the prestigious Delinquency Control Institute under the School of Public Adminstration.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.