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Johnstown Area Heritage Association
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Images of Ellis Island

First stop in America

To handle the crush of new immigrants, who began arriving in record numbers from 1890 to 1914, the U.S. Immigration Service built Ellis Island in New York harbor. A state-of-the-art processing center, it was most immigrants' first introduction to the United States.

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