"Ellis Island - A place of hope!" Ellis Island by Yaqui
Ellis Island Travel Guide: 59 reviews and 148 photos
This place represents "Hope". Hope for a better life. There is nothing better than hope even if it is through many tears.
The island was a city upon itself. 12 million passed through these gates since January 1, 1892. Over the years they had to constantly expand the facility to accommodate new arrivals by the thousands every month. It had a hospital for the contagious diseases, performed many surgeries and delivered approx. 350 babies. It had a dinning hall and tried to serve the foods according to custom and religion. Tried very hard to provide interpreters for the various languages that pasted onto the shores. Some may think we should have done more, but for the times we did the best we could with what we had. They were hard times for all.
My hubbies great grandfather Louis and his brother passed through this island!
- Pros:Where better to begin your ancestry!
- In a nutshell:A beginning of history for many!
Just one of those neat exhibits they have with the main building. As you shift your position then you can see the many... more travel advice
When are you here and listen to some of the tours guides you will learn so much. I learned a lot just from the web site... more travel advice
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