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United States Immigration Station, Angel Island

Angel Island State Park
Tiburon, California    County of Marin.
National Register Number: 71000164
Property type: Government Building: Federal. Resource type: District.
Congressional District: CA-6 Certified Local Government: NO
The Threat Status was Satisfactory in the year 2002.
Themes: American Ways of Life.
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Current use/information: State Park..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 9, 1997):
The U.S. Immigration Station at Angel Island was the major West Coast processing center for immigrants from 1910 to 1940. What Ellis Island symbolizes to Americans of European heritage who immigrated to the East Coast, Angel Island symbolizes to Americans of Asian heritage on the West Coast. The largest island in San Francisco Bay, Angel Island was used as a Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. It was declared surplus in 1946 and since 1963 has been a California State Park.

A 2000 Save America's Treasures matching grant of $500,000 will help to stabilize the buildings and to conserve Chinese poetry carved into the walls of the barracks.

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