Angel Island

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Angel Island,

largest island in San Francisco Bay, W Calif. Explored by the Spanish in 1775, it came under U.S. control in 1851. The U.S. army used the island as a base from 1863 to 1946, and from 1955 to 1962 a radar and missile site was there. From 1910 to 1940 the island was also used to process more than a million mainly Asian immigrants to the United States, earning it the nickname "Ellis IslandEllis Island,
island, c.27 acres (10.9 hectares), in Upper New York Bay, SW of Manhattan island. Government-controlled since 1808, it was long the site of an arsenal and a fort, but most famously served (1892–1954) as the chief immigration station of the United States.
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 of the West." During World War II, enemy prisoners of war were confined on Angel Island. The island is now a state park.


See E. Lee and J. Yung, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (2010).

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Neither were the schooner captains believed when they reported seeing, on cold winter mornings, a man swimming in the tide-rips of Raccoon Straits or in the swift currents between Goat island and Angel Island miles from shore.
To make matters worse, the Government tugs that had been hauling food from the army depots on Mare Island to Angel Island found no more food to haul.
An oar found in 1962 on Angel Island supports this scenario; it could have floated over from Horseshoe Bay if the escapees discarded it after they landed.
New itinerary features of this 4-day, 3-night vacation include visiting the Angel Island military base and a trip through Japantown, both of which served as creative inspiration for the film.
The work at both Bay Area missions led Daniel Wu to be one of the handful of Bay Area Chinese ministers making regular visits to the Angel Island Immigration Station to minister to the Chinese internees.
The story of Angel Island is a little-known chapter in U.
Rainsford next visits Angel Island, another island off the coast of San Francisco that served as an immigration station that processed the entry of hundreds of thousands of Asian immigrants from 1910 to 1940.
The 10,000 square foot Italian Renaissance in the prestigious Pacific Heights neighborhood has views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the Marin Headlands and a history dating back to Herbert Hoover's wife.
ANGEL ISLAND OFTEN mistakenly is called the Ellis Island of the West, but the experiences of the immigrants were very different.
The other More Than Ready colt went to owner Robert Harvey, who paid $130,000 for the first foal of the stakes-placed Forestry mare Angel Island.
Tourism Cares Tourism Cares, a charitable organization representing the travel industry, plans to hold its annual volunteer event, Tourism Cares for America, at Angel Island in San Francisco Bay on June 4.