December 12, 2005

Angel Island 1 - Around the Isle

POST #    1979

Last week, President Bush signed the Angel Island Immigration Station Restoration and Preservation Act, providing $15 million for the restoration of the immigration station on Angel Island. With the bills signing, it seemed like a good time to post some pictures from when I visited the island in September. When I was there, the immigration station was already closed to visitors.

Angel Island was to Chinese and Asian immigrants what Ellis Island was to European immigrants, except with worse conditions. Unfortunately, since Angel closed, it hasn't undergone restoration like Ellis Island. Hopefully, with the restoration and preservation act, Angel Island can become a historical destination much like Ellis Island.

Posted by tien mao in Photos, Travel at 7:53 AM

 

 

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