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Ellis Island | Ellis Island

suellen-ocean's picture
Ellis Island was a group of wooden buildings on a New York island used for funneling massive amounts of immigrants into America. Funded by the US Federal government, after 1892 the former gunpowder station became the place where immigrants arriving to America were registered first before being...
walter-rimler's picture
  These stories were written in the early 1990s when the author, Samuel Rimler, was in his early 80s. He wrote them so his grandchildren and their children would know what he had done as a young man. As it turns out, it is a document for everyone else as well. It presents a picture, perhaps...
brenda-farrar-ejemai's picture
It is hard to believe that after my many years of schooling (secondary and post) the following facts about the Statue of Liberty were never taught. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people including myself have visited the Statue of Liberty over the years yet I'm unable to find one person...
mary-wilkinson's picture
1. Do resist the urge to be smart with the immigration officer at the airport when he asks you for your DOB and place of residence even though all your details are on the computer screen in front of him. 2. Do not panic when the cab driver, who is taking you to your hotel happens to drive at...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
The immigrant men gather on the pavement at dawn and wait passively as the bosses walk among them, choosing those who will work today. For the lucky ones, a ten-to-fourteen-hour day of hard labor lies ahead. Tomorrow, they will show up at dawn again, hoping to find another day of work.  After work...
scott-sanders's picture
My sons and I very early on decided that “swearing to God” on important stuff just didn’t make sense.  So we decided to “swear on your penis”….  “Are you going to be home by midnight?  Swear on your Penis!”  “Okay, dad, I swear on my Penis.”  Most amusing when said in the company of others not...