A Beautiful and Mysterious Legacy

Augustus Sherman was 27 years old in 1892, when he was hired by the Bureau of Immigration as a clerk at Ellis Island. The small island in the New York Harbor was the first American destination of millions of immigrants from all over the world, who had left their old lives behind to start over…

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San Mateo County Courthouse and Museum of History

I visited San Mateo Museum of History on Saturday, and was impressed by how much it has to offer. The museum’s diverse collection includes musical instruments, clothing, interactive displays, and a biotech and technology innovation exhibit, just to name a few. And I was very excited – even delighted? – to find some unusual turn-of-the-century artifacts. With so much going on, there is some…

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