While we're on the subject of Ellis Island and its hospital facility, I thought I might mention that the History Channel website has a nice general overview of the island's story in honor of this week's anniversary of its closing on November 12, 1954. Seeing through about 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892, Ellis Island is now part of family history lore for 40% of modern Americans.
Looking for more interesting reading on Ellis Island? Click here for a nice list of books on the subject to add to your library. Many of these books are also listed on the right sidebar here at 100 Years in America.
I hope you enjoy reading about this amazing time in the history of the melting pot of America.