I've got a history article up on the Heroes, Heroines, and History website, and I wanted to share it with y'all!
Here is a snippet:
While researching for my upcoming novella, I discovered Ellis Island didn’t open until January 1, 1892. What did immigrants do before then? My Polish-born heroine travels to New York in 1885.
Enter Castle Garden: fort, concert hall, immigration station, and, eventually, aquarium.
Castle Garden in its first form was called the West Battery, and eventually became the first official place used by the government to process immigrants in New York.
Click HERE to go to the Heroes, Heroines, and History blog and read the rest! Pssst! There's a giveaway going on over there, so be sure to enter!