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Kanelos, Constantine "Gus"
MC 62  
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Description
Constantine "Gus" Kanelos is a longtime historian and promoter of the Florin area (CDP) of Sacramento County. His decades-long commitment to recording and sharing Florin's history is expressed through his own historic narratives, poetry, images, ephemera, scrapbooks and school reunion paraphernalia.
Background
Constantine "Gus" Kanelos was born in Sacramento, California on November 6, 1928, to a family that owned a ranch and the Kenlos Bros. Wholesale butcher shop, both located in the Florin area of Sacramento County. With Greek father and Italian mother, Kanelos entered Florin West Elemenbtary School speaking both languages but with little knowledge of English. In time, Kanelos went on to attend Elk Grove Union High School, Sacramento Junior College, and Grant Technical College and then enjoyed a long career as a teamster and union shop steward arbitrator within the trucking industry. Kenlos' civic life included a run as president of the Florin Elementary School PTA and American Portugese Club, plus his founding of both the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 2577 and Florin Historical Society. His affinity for veterans manifested itself through Kanelos' role as a veterans advocate, legislative lobbyist and founder of the Unaffiliated Veterans Advocate Coalition.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet 3 Archival Boxes; 1 Artifact and 1 Oversize Folder