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New York, N.Y., immigrants' landing, Ellis Island, between 1910 and 1920.
Immigrants walk off the ship and onto Ellis Island

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The First Immigrant Landed on Ellis Island
January 1, 1892

When 15-year-old Annie Moore arrived here from Ireland on this day in 1892, she was the first person to enter the United States through Ellis Island. As the boat she was on drew closer to her new home, she must have seen the Statue of Liberty, whose torch rises 305 feet above the waters of the New York Harbor. The statue is on an island next to Ellis Island. Can you guess how many people entered the United States through Ellis Island?
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