Jan. 1 has long been regarded as a day of fresh beginnings, and never was that more appropriate than 120 years ago in 1892 when Ellis Island first opened its doors to hopefuls from around the world. First down the gangplank was an Irish teenager named Annie Moore who subsequently became the poster child for the immigrant dream in a nation of immigrants. Unfortunately, her place in history was usurped by another who shared her name, and it wasn't until 2006 that the true Ellis Island Annie was identified. The photos that follow tell her tale and events since her rediscovery.
120 Years Ago: Ellis Island Opens Doors and Welcomes Annie Moore of Ireland