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8 Facts About Ellis Island .

8 Facts you may or may not know about
Ellis Island

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It was called Gibbet Island in the early 18th century after a group of pirates were hung from gibbets there.

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Immigrants had to answer 29 questions to gain citizenship. Approximately 2 percent of all immigrants failed due to criminal records, disease, or other undesirable responses.

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The stations dining room was capable of housing approximately 1,000 people at once.

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The remains of 6 Native Americans were removed from Ellis and Liberty Islands and have since been returned to their resting places by the National Park Service.

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The immigration station processed its last immigrants on November 12, 1954. Today, it functions as a museum.

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As immigration slowed during World War I, the island was used as a way-station for the Army and Navy.

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A kitchen fire on June 15, 1897 destroyed the entire station. The flow of immigrants had to rerouted to a temporary location until the station was rebuilt and reopened in 1900.

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At its peak in 1907, the Immigration Station processed a record 1.25 million immigrants; 11,747 were processed in a single day. 8 Facts you may or may not know about Ellis Island 8 1 It was called Gibbet Island in the early 18th century after a group of pirates were hung from gibbets there. At its peak in 1907, the Immigration Station processed a record 1.25 million immigrants; 11,747 were processed in a single day. Immigrants had to answer 29 questions to gain citizenship. of all Approximately 2 percent immigrants failed due to criminal records, disease, or other undesirable responses. A kitchen fire on June 15, 1897 destroyed the entire station. The low of immigrants had to rerouted to a temporary location until the station was rebuilt and reopened in 1900. 3 The station dining room was capable of housing approximately 1,000 people at once. 6 As immigration slowed during World War I, the island was used as a way-station for the Army and Navy. 4 The remains of 6 Native Americans were removed from Ellis and Liberty Islands and have since been returned to their resting places by the National Park Service. 5 - The immigration station processed its last immigrants on November 12, 1954. Today, it functions as a museum. Sources: The Columbla Encyclopedla, Sixth Edition, Steve Chabotte, and The Record Created by: SocialSeaurityDeathindex-Search.com 21 8 Facts you may or may not know about Ellis Island 8 1 It was called Gibbet Island in the early 18th century after a group of pirates were hung from gibbets there. At its peak in 1907, the Immigration Station processed a record 1.25 million immigrants; 11,747 were processed in a single day. Immigrants had to answer 29 questions to gain citizenship. of all Approximately 2 percent immigrants failed due to criminal records, disease, or other undesirable responses. A kitchen fire on June 15, 1897 destroyed the entire station. The low of immigrants had to rerouted to a temporary location until the station was rebuilt and reopened in 1900. 3 The station dining room was capable of housing approximately 1,000 people at once. 6 As immigration slowed during World War I, the island was used as a way-station for the Army and Navy. 4 The remains of 6 Native Americans were removed from Ellis and Liberty Islands and have since been returned to their resting places by the National Park Service. 5 - The immigration station processed its last immigrants on November 12, 1954. Today, it functions as a museum. Sources: The Columbla Encyclopedla, Sixth Edition, Steve Chabotte, and The Record Created by: SocialSeaurityDeathindex-Search.com 21 8 Facts you may or may not know about Ellis Island 8 1 It was called Gibbet Island in the early 18th century after a group of pirates were hung from gibbets there. At its peak in 1907, the Immigration Station processed a record 1.25 million immigrants; 11,747 were processed in a single day. Immigrants had to answer 29 questions to gain citizenship. of all Approximately 2 percent immigrants failed due to criminal records, disease, or other undesirable responses. A kitchen fire on June 15, 1897 destroyed the entire station. The low of immigrants had to rerouted to a temporary location until the station was rebuilt and reopened in 1900. 3 The station dining room was capable of housing approximately 1,000 people at once. 6 As immigration slowed during World War I, the island was used as a way-station for the Army and Navy. 4 The remains of 6 Native Americans were removed from Ellis and Liberty Islands and have since been returned to their resting places by the National Park Service. 5 - The immigration station processed its last immigrants on November 12, 1954. Today, it functions as a museum. Sources: The Columbla Encyclopedla, Sixth Edition, Steve Chabotte, and The Record Created by: SocialSeaurityDeathindex-Search.com 21

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Every year hundreds of tourists flock to New York City to take in the sights and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are two major must-see destinations. Ellis Island is now a national park and mus...

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