An artist's rendition of the Chateau Yquem, which brought Sunnyside's first Italians from Italy to New Orleans, disembarking there on November 30, 1895.

A second group of 72 families entered the U.S. through the port at New York on December 29, 1896. By December of 1897, nearly one-third of the colony had made the decision to move to Knobview, Missouri. The first, small group arrived there in January 1898.