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Liberty Enlightening the World

Liberty Enlightening the World

What a dynamic trip to New York, New York.
One of my favorite cities to visit and explore.

Please enjoy these photos.

Liberty Island 

"The Statue of Liberty (French: Statue de la Liberté), officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World (French: la Liberté éclairant le monde), dedicated on October 28, 1886, is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution."

Ellis Island

Ellis Island was only open from 1892 to 1924, so if any of your ancestors claimed to have come in through here it may be a bit of a tall tale.  "On average, the inspection process took approximately 3-7 hours.  On a typical day at the Ellis Island Immigration Station, immigrants came face to face with inspectors, interpreters, nurses, doctors, social workers, and many others.  As a large federal facility employing approximately five hundred employees at a time, Ellis Island was a well-organized workforce."

New York Skyline

Tip:  Visiting Liberty Island and Ellis Island can be a long day.  Be prepared for wait times and changing weather conditions.

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