more on angel island

Another Associated Press story on the Angel Island Immigration Station, once known as the "Ellis Island of the West," which is reopening next month after a multimillion dollar restoration to turn the site into a historical landmark: Immigration history preserved on Angel Island.

Nearly seven decades after it closed, the station is set to reopen on February 15 following completion of the first phase of a $60 million restoration project that was started in 2005. The initial work has focused on restoring the barracks, where many immigrants carved poems into the wooden walls.

If you're thinking about putting a little bit of Asian American history into your next trip to San Francisco, this sounds like a pretty important place to visit. To learn more about the site's grand reopening, go to the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation website here.

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