Ellis Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member chstress53
N 40° 41.720 W 074° 01.271
18T E 582698 N 4505398
Quick Description: The new structure on Ellis Island, built of "Georgia pine", opened on January 1, 1892; Annie Moore, a 15 year-old Irish girl, accompanied by her two brothers, entered history and a new country as she was the very first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island. This day was also Annie's 15th birthday
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2006 10:13:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM7Y6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
Under the watchful eyes of Immigration officials, Sup't Col. John B. Weber pressed a $10.00 gold Liberty coin in Annie's hand after Charles M. Handley of the Treasury Department registered her. Over the next 62 years, more than 12 million immigrants follow through this port of entry and although they received no such coin, pomp or circumstance, most were on their way to becoming Americans.
Park Hours at Ellis Island and Visitor Activities:

Ellis Island 9:30am - 5:15pm. Last ferry from the island: 5:15pm.
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