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Annie Moore, First in Line for America (Annie Moore #1)

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Cork girl Annie Moore emigrated to the USA from Queenstown in December 1891. Sculptures of her now stand outside the Cobh Heritage Centre in County Cork and in the Ellis Island Museum in New York, because she was the first emigrant of any nationality to pass through the new immigrant station at Ellis Island on 1 January 1892. After this auspicious start, Annie and her ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Mercier Press
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Susan Wright
Jan 19, 2013 Susan Wright rated it really liked it
I love books about Irish immigrants having had g-grandparents that made the journey. This one did not fail to entertain me. I can't begin to imagine coming from Ireland to New York at the age of 15 and having two brothers (ages 7 & 11) to look after on the voyage. I feel that most children during that period grew up much faster than those of today. The responsibilities they faced were much greater than most of today's generations.

Annie's parents came to America three years prior to her arriv
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Oct 03, 2015 Janet C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I greatly enjoyed this store of Annie Moore, the first immigrant that went through Ellis Island. I am of Irish descent and had never heard of Miss Moore. It was more historical fiction but the author wove the story to make it believable. Another great read for me!
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