Azevedo and Luis ranch at Jule Station, ca. 1895
Jewell Station Ranch, Marin County, ca. 1895. Left to right: Rosa's brother John and Mary (Espirito Gomes) Azevedo, Mary, Marion, Louie, Rosa (holding Candido), Joe, Lilly, and Candido Luis (on horseback).

"We opened the gates to all the world and said, 'Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome." - President Woodrow Wilson

For millenia humans have crossed land, ocean or sea to survive. They work. They fight. They build. In order to create a new life. And it’s easy to forget. Generations have passed. But most Americans come from somewhere else. The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Recreation Area preserves the history of people who come from all over the world.

Find your place in the American story. Discover the people who made the journey through the Golden Gate to a place they would call home.


Immigrants of Golden Gate

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    Last updated: January 28, 2022

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