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JANUARY 1: Welcome to America

ABOVE: Jeanne Rynhart’s Ellis Island statue of Annie Moore, holding her hat in the harbor breeze, unveiled in 1993.

ON HER SEVENTEENTH birthday, January 1, 1892, … 162 more words

1892 - Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants. The first immigrant through the gates is Annie Moore, 15, of Co. Cork.

When Ellis Island officially opened on 1 January 1892, the first passenger processed through the now world-famous immigration station was an Irish girl named Annie Moore (on her birthday). 196 more words

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1891 - Fifteen year old Annie Moore departs Queenstown (now Cobh, Co Cork), becoming the first Ellis Island immigrant.

Annie Moore stood in line with her two younger brothers, Philip and Anthony. They were waiting to board the SS Nevada, a ship that would take them from Ireland to New York. 230 more words

Irish History