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1954 – Ellis Island closes.

Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbour off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s. 370 more words


Space and Place in the Historian's Toolkit: From the Windy City to the Sistine Chapel

As I continue my journey in the Ramonat Seminar I become more aware of the essential tools and ideologies in a historian’s work. Space and place, two intertwining concepts, provide the historian with an opportunity to explore the past outside the boundaries of academic environments, such as a course on the Vietnam War or a seemingly polished biography of an English monarch. 749 more words

"Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears"

I have always loved History.  I was listening to my wonderful Irish Tenors CD today and I heard the song, “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears.”  This is a song about immigrants from other countries coming into America through Ellis Island from 1892-1943.   366 more words

Life's Journey

Traveling: Blarney Castle, Cobh, and Cork, Ireland

Travelling back South, on our way to Cobh, we stopped at Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone. According to legend, kissing the bottom of this limestone slab gives you the give of eloquent speech. 429 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). 190 more words