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Statue of Liberty National Monument

Statue of Liberty National Monument, on New York City's Ellis and Liberty islands, 58-acre (23 ha) monument. It includes the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, a massive copper work given to the United States by the people of France on July 4, 1884. It was created by the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi to commemorate the friendship between the 2 nations. Ellis Island, an immigration station until 1954, was made part of the national monument in 1965; from 1892 to 1943 it was the chief entry station for thousands of immigrants seeking a new life in the United States.

See also: Ellis Island.

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