The first Ellis Island Immigration Station was officially opened on 1 Jan 1892. The first immigrant to pass through Ellis was a “rosy-cheeked Irish girl,” Annie Moore, age 15, from County Cork. She came with her two younger brothers to join their parents in New York City.
That first day, three large ships were waiting to land, and 700 immigrants passed through Ellis Island. In the first year, nearly 450,000 immigrants passed through the Island.
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