Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore
from San .... The island's first garrison at Camp Alcatraz, numbering about 200
soldiers and 11 cannons, arrive...
Also during this time, Alcatraz became home to the West Coast's first ... at
Alcatraz more secure, the maximum-security facility officially opened on July 1,
1934. ... Among those who did time at The Rock was the notorious Prohibition-
Alcatraz History was designed to help introduce you to the rich history of ... and
first person interviews conducted with numerous Alcatraz prisoners, officers, ...
Officially called Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, "The Rock" opened for business on
August 11, 1934, when the first group of federal prisoners arrived. For 29 years ...
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Nov 12, 2009 ... Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles ... part of
the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. ... why did
people quit working there .... The first guy in the pic looks like weasel.
The National Park Service opened Alcatraz to the public for the first time in
October 1973. Visitors had never been allowed on the island before, and the ...
Mar 21, 2013 ... 'Before I even opened the envelope I recognized the historical significance,' ...
Alcatraz was first a fort and later became an Army disciplinary barracks before ....
I did the tour a few years back, and it is quite awesome, it has ...
Officially titled "U.S. Penitentiary, Alcatraz", the institution opened on July 1, 1934
During the American Civil War (1861–1865) Alcatraz became the largest ... The
first lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States was built on Alcatraz to ...
Alcatraz Island, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. ... Open Menu
... Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US
built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the