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November 10, 2010
Nov 11, 2010 @ 01:25:34
Loved looking at your Immigration Day pictures! Looks like you learned a lot! Wish I could have participated. My Irish grandmother went through Ellis Island after leaving home at 14, never seeing her parents again. She went to live with an aunt in Massachusetts. When I asked Nana why she came to America, she said she came because she wanted an education. She said few girls in Ireland received much schooling. She died in 1994 just one month shy of her 101st birthday! I also have Irish ancesters buried behind St. Peter’s Church in downtown Columbia. They came to America in 1854 way before Ellis Island. When they arrived in Columbia, there was a yellow fever epidemic, and many of their children died. I would love to hear what you learned about the immigrants who came through Ellis Island. That’s why the Statute of Liberty is so beloved in our country — it “cast a light before the golden door.”
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