6 Facts About Liberty Island

1. In 1916, the Statue of Liberty Island was damaged by an act of German sabotage.

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2. The Statue of Liberty Island was actually copper-colored until 1902, when it started to develop a patina.

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3. In 1920, Ellis Liberty Island reopened as an immigration receiving station and 225,206 immigrants were processed that year.

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4. Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966, encompasses land in both states control of which is superseded by the United States.

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5. The name Liberty Island was made official by Congress in 1956.

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6. On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty Island was unveiled by President Grover Cleveland.

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