ARMENIAN PEOPLE OF PORTLAND
by Anthony P. Mezoian
In the historical sketch of the Charles Yeghoian family, Mezoian traces this prominent Portland family from the devastating massacres in Constantinople to being paraded through the streets of Marseille, France then to England and on to New York’s Ellis Island and their resettlement in Portland.
America to the Armenians was a land of opportunity and as each Armenian family arrived in Portland and settled in, they sent for others to come – and the community grew—thus, the first wave of Armenian immigrants arrived as far back as 1894.
The rare old treasured pictures were all proudly offered by the Armenian people of Portland, Maine for the book.