The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County will welcome Judy Yung, co-author of a brand new book titled Angel Island, Immigrant Gateway to America, for a program and book signing on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay, served as the center for immigration on the west coast, in much the same way that Ellis Island served the east coast of the United States. Immigrants arrived on Angel Island from Asia and South Asia, including China, Japan, India and the Philippine Islands. Although their stories are little known, their experiences were diverse, challenging and a fascinating part of our history. Many families in our own local area first arrived in the U.S. on Angel Island and began their new lives there.