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

Separate Doors

 
 
Separate Doors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. Separate Doors Marker
Inscription.  Opened in 1910, the Angel Island immigration station hospital had separate doors and stairways during the first few years of its operation. Identified as “European” and “Non-European,” the two entrances were meant to divide immigrants based on race. Inside, different wards were used to keep whites and Asians apart. This façade has been restored to its original design as a reminder of the racial prejudice of the time.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansParks & Recreational AreasScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 37° 52.195′ N, 122° 25.535′ 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. Honoring the Contributions of Chinese Immigrants (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Immigrations Hearings
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Second Floor (within shouting distance of this marker); Segregation and Separation (within shouting distance of this marker); Intake, Processing and Waiting (within shouting distance of this marker); Angel Island Immigration Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Detention Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. Two identical markers are mounted next to both front doorways into the hospital.
 
Regarding Separate Doors. 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 . . .  Creation of the Park.
"The movement to make the island into a public park got underway in 1947 and 1948, after the federal government declared it surplus property. A thorough study of the island's historical background was carried out by the National Park Service, and in 1954, after various delays,
Separate Doors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. Separate Doors Marker
a number of citizens' groups managed to persuade the State Park Commission to acquire about 37 acres surrounding Ayala Cove."
(Submitted on August 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Front of the hospital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
3. Front of the hospital
Angel Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
4. Angel Island
North side as seen from a departing ferry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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