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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] "The Legend of 1900" - Immigrants Arriving
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 05:40:03 -0400
When I got up early this morning, I looked for something to watch on TV. I
found this movie I had never heard of: "The Legend of 1900." It has
an impressive and thought-provoking opening scene, and goes on from there.
Please get past a little "language" to get to the music. It's about
immigrants "coming to America" in 1900. And, it's about a baby left on
the ship, probably by people in "steerage." The people on the ship raise
him, and he never leaves that ship. It's also about the people who work
on the ship. I looked at the description of the movie, and it might have
a sad ending, but it seems to be a movie worth watching.
(It is mentioned in the movie that this baby probably never had a birth
record, and "to the world" - he never existed. But, thousands of people
had heard him - play the piano.)
Have a pleasant weekend !
Betty (near Lowell, MA, USA)
(List Administrator for CAN-USA-MIGRATION and LAURENTIDES) (On BHC List
for ~7 years.)
** To make sure I add a little genealogy:
My LEWIS / CORKILL ancestors "came to America" (including all of North
America) in 1870's.
My KERR / HENDERSON ancestors "came to America" in 1820's.
My HANNAH / RITCHIE ancestors "came to America" in 1850's.
(Most of the rest of my ancestors are descended from 1600's immigrants.)