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Ellis Island

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Ellis Island, island of about 27 acres (10.9 hectares) in upper New York Bay, within the boundaries of New York City. Bought by the government in 1808, it was the site of a fort and later an arsenal. From 1892 to 1954 it was an immigration station through which some 20 million immigrants entered the United States. It is now a national monument.

See also: Immigration.

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