Monday, February 20, 2012
One national topic that interest me is Ellis Island. Ellis Island opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island was a 15 year old girl from Ireland on January 1, 1982 she was coming to meet her parents that had moved here 2 years prior to make a better life for themselves and there family to come. Ellis Island plays a big factor in the start to the American Dream.
A local place would be that of Cincinnati because the underground railroad came right through there. They have a museum of the under ground railroad but you could go into more research and look for the house that are still standing and look into the history of them