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How did your American story start? Explore stories told by people across America about how their American story started.

My American story started when I was 10 years old living in veteran public housing with my family in one of the most affluent towns in MA
My American story started when I was raised on a dryland farm in Eastern Montana, that my dad had homesteaded in 1909. it was in the hills near the town of Sidney off the Yellowstone River...shortly before it joined the Missouri River 8 miles away in...
My American story started when my great-grandfather emigrated to this country after the War Between the States.
My American story started when I was a young girl. I entered a mental health institution for an attempted suicide. I was diagnosed with depression which I felt like it was a life long sentence. Never would I have thought I would be working for the...
My American story started when I came to the United States in 1979, married to someone I barely knew. I grew up in India and mine was an arranged marriage. In case you wonder.... the arranged part is an introduction; like a blind date but with...
My American story started when at the age of 29 I was released from prison after serving 7 years. After spending the better part of a decade incarcerated, I found myself back home, looking for a job, with a felony and dishonorable discharge on my record...
My American story started when I was picked up at school by my dad. I was age 12. We drove to Baltimore and I found myself standing in an office facing a balding bureaucrat. He asked whether I wanted to be Danish or American. I was...
My American story started when my family arrived in the United States in November of 1960. It was a turbulent time for us, a new world, a new language and a new culture to a adapt our life to. As a child it was frightning, comming...