Immigration and Ellis Island

By Fernando Arellano

Ellis Island

Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station, a purpose it served for more than 60 years. Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time-in fact, it had been estimated that close to 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least on of their ancestors to ellis Island.
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

The five-story brick tenement building was home to an estimated 7,000 people, from over 20nations, between 1863 and 1935. The building was constructed by Prussian-born immigrant Lukas Glockner in 1863 and was modified several times to confron with the city's developing housing laws.

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Ellis Island: Through America's Gateway

Ellis Island was the principal federal immigration station in the United States from 1892 to 1954. More than 12 million immigrants were processed her. Over time, the immigration station spread over 3 connected islands with numerous structures including a hospital and contagious disease wards. It is estimated that over 40 percent of all citizens can trace their ancestry to those who came through Ellis Island.

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Shooting Craps

Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other or bank. Because it requires little equipment, "street craps" can be played in informal settings

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Angel Island

Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay offering expansive 360˚ views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The entire island is included within Angel Island State Park and is Administered by California State Parks. The island, a California Historical Landmark, had been used for a variety of purpose, including military forts, a US Public Health Service.
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