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They’ve all come to look for America: Ellis Island 55 years later

Posted on December 21, 2009 by | Northeast Travel | No Comments

It’s been 55 years since Ellis Island last opened its doors to millions of immigrants. My mother was one of them. She reflected on that journey recently — uncharacteristically, as it happens. I couldn’t help but do a double-take when she declared, a bit dryly: “I found myself.” Turns out, she was on, and, in a moment of curiosity, she looked up her name. The website offered this telling detail: She came through Ellis Island in the summer of 1949. Ellis Island: A look back Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as the main port of entry for […]

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