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Columbus Day …

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OT:  From Liberty State Park in NJ I took these pictures of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

It just seemed appropriate that we visited this area the weekend that we’re celebrating Columbus discovering America.

We do know that America  was already here and inhabited. In fact, the Wampanoag tribe of Martha’s Vineyard and southeastern Massachusetts are said to have lived at Aquinnah for at least 10,000 years before Columbus arrived.

Many immigrants came past the Statue of Liberty to Ellis Island to discover their own America.  My husband’s parents were among those who came here from Germany many years ago.

Happy Columbus Day.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

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  1. Joanie: I love those photos. When I was stationed on Governor’s Island, the BEST part about being there was that the Statue was right out my barracks window. I would stare at her for hours on end, just thinking . . . .Then, I went to Ellis Island and you know what touched me absolutely the most? The piles and piles of old trunks they have there! While probably not authentically some of those that came over . . . still, they represent all the real hardships of the “comeovers” our ancestors and what struck me while I was looking and thinking of them (and crying) was how little they knew what hardships were yet in front of them. And, yet . . . they ploughed on, forgot the old country and made this new country theirs and ours. Yes, those trunks represent so much over there. Thanks for (as usual) the great pictures.

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