This Angel of an Island is Back
Journalists walks on the grounds of the Angel Island Immigration Station during a media preview December 9, 2008 on Angel Island, in California. A $60 million restoration of the historic Angel Island Immigration Station, better known as "Ellis Island of the West", is near completion after being closed for four years. For the first time ever, the newly restored barracks will be open to the public beginning on February 15, 2009. Between 1910 and 1940, nearly 175,000 Chinese immigrants passed through the immigration station.
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