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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Angel Island Immigration Station

"Guardian of the Western Gate"

 
 
Angel Island Immigration Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. Angel Island Immigration Station Marker
Inscription.  In 1910, the Immigration Station was moved from the San Francisco waterfront to Angel Island. Like Ellis Island in New York, Angel Island offered an isolated location that could be tightly controlled. Unlike Ellis Island, Angel Island came to symbolize discrimination and exclusion instead of welcome. As the primary point of entry on the west coast, this facility enforced the Chinese Exclusion Act and subsequent federal laws that restricted the immigration of undesirable groups.

[The text repeats in Chinese]

1910年,移民站从旧金山海滨搬到了天使岛。与纽约的埃利斯岛一样,天使岛提供了一个可以严格控制的孤立地点。与埃利斯岛不同,天使岛开始象征着歧视和排斥,而不是欢迎。作为西海岸的主要入境点,该设施执行了《排华法案》和随后限制不受欢迎群体移民的联邦法律。 1910
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Nin, ymn zhn cng jijīnshān hǎibīn bān dole tiānshǐ dǎo. Yǔ niǔyuē de āi l sī dǎo yīyng, tiānshǐ dǎo tgōngle yīg kěyǐ yng kngzh de gūl ddiǎn. Yǔ āi l sī dǎo btng, tiānshǐ dǎo kāishǐ xingzhēngzhe qsh h pich, r bsh huānyng. Zuwi xīhǎi'n de zhǔyo rjng diǎn, gāi shshī zhxngle pi hu fǎ'n h suhu xinzh b shu huānyng qntǐ ymn de linbāng fǎlǜ.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 37° 52.211′ N, 122° 25.585′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Angel Island is located north of Alcatraz Island and is the largest island in the San Francisco Bay. It is accessed by ferry, private boat, watercraft, or kayak. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arrivals from Around the World (here, next to this marker); The Wharf / 碼頭 (here, next to this marker); Registration and Screening (a few steps from this marker); First Occupants of the Cove
Angel Island Immisgration Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. Angel Island Immisgration Station Marker
The bell and China Cove in the background
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Angel Island Immigration Station (a few steps from this marker); Immigrations Hearings (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Heating Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Immigration Station Staff (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. The black granite marker is mounted to a gray granite stand near the bell in front of China Cove.
 
Regarding Angel Island Immigration Station. The entire island is a state park, except for Point Blunt on the southeastern tip, which is controlled by the U.S. Coast Guard.
 
Also see . . .  Immigration Station.
"In 1905, construction of the Immigration Station began in the area then known as North Garrison. Surrounded by public controversy from its inception, the station was finally put into partial operation in 1910."
(Submitted on August 9, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Angel Island Immigration Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
3. Angel Island Immigration Station Marker
Words on the terrace walls: Denial Perseverance Entry Human Spirit Opportunities Acceptance Rejection Hope Fears Faith Civil Rights Realities
The bell and China Cove image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
4. The bell and China Cove
The Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
5. The Bell
W.T. Garratt & Co., San Francisco, Calif., 1910
U.S. Immigration Station,
Angel Island, Cal.
1910.
Angel Island Immigration Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
6. Angel Island Immigration Station Marker
U.S. Immigration Station
Angel Island
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United Stated of America
1997
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Angel Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
7. Angel Island
North side as seen from a departing ferry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   6. submitted on August 22, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   7. submitted on August 9, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 28, 2023