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  • Castle Garden, the Gateway to Ellis Island

    Castle Garden, the Gateway to Ellis Island

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    America’s welcome mat at Ellis Island in New York was for refugees — from hunger, political unrest, or poverty. While before 1890 the states controlled immigration, in 1890 the federal government took control through the Departments of Commerce, Labor, and (in 1940) Justice. Ellis Island wasn’t the only federal immigration center, but it was the…

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Ray Hahn

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To work in such beauty is certainly a distraction, but Frederick Church made the best of the Hudson Valley and became America’s highest paid artist. Read about his home than visit it. You will be awed beyond belief.

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