Many Greek people immigrated
to Nevada hoping, like so many other immigrants, to find a good job and
a better life. America was seen as the land of opportunity.
Greeks settled throughout Nevada, finding work, making homes, and raising
families. It was often a difficult life. Some of the babies
and children buried in the Ely cemetery are Greek.
One family, Eliades, has three headstones with no dates or first names.
They all read "Baby Eliades". Obviously, Greek
immigrants suffered many of the hardships and tragedies that other people
in Nevada suffered. But, like other immigrants, Greeks also encountered
prejudice and discrimination.