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Gateway to Gold Mountain

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The Asian American Experience: Angel Island, 1910 – 1940

This exhibit – produced by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation – chronicles the experience of thousands of Asians who came to America between 1900 and 1940. Ferried from ships to the isolated Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay, they were greeted by an America far different from the land of opportunity that many called “Gold Mountain.” This exhibit discusses the attitudes, hopes, and fears of the immigrants, as well as the discrimination they encountered trying to gain entry to America.

A traveling CSUEB-based exhibit, produced by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Posted on 08.25.08

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