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Alcatraz Island

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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...

Alcatraz - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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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- era ...

Alcatraz Facts & Figures

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The cells in A-Block were only used a few times for (rare) short term lock-up periods when an inmate did not require full solitary confinement seclusion, but ...

The First Prisoners Arrived at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary

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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 offshore ... ... site operated by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. ... I did this tour recently and would definitely recommend it. ... The first guy in the pic looks like weasel.

History and Facts About Alcatraz Prison - Geography - About.com

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The first functional lighthouse on the West Coast was built on Alcatraz Island as ... Open to the public in 1973, Alcatraz sees more than one million visitors from ...

Alcatraz in final days revealed in new photos released for 50th ...

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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 ..... 'I kissed a girl': Miley Cyrus said she did everything she could think of to ...

The Long History of Alcatraz Island, California - Legends of America

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Alcatraz Long History - Though most prominently known for the years it served ... The first Europeans to visit the island were the Spanish in 1769, who named it ...

When did Alcatraz open? | Reference.com

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The federal prison that operated on Alcatraz Island opened in 1934 and closed its ... The federal prison was not the first of its kind on the island; the U.S. military ...

On this day in 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived on Alcatraz ...

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Aug 11, 2016 ... Eighty-two years ago today, Alcatraz went from a rock to The Rock. On Aug. 11, 1934, the first boat loads of federal inmates arrived at Alcatraz ...

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BOP: Alcatraz

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By the late 1850s, the first military prisoners were being housed on the island. ... The Federal Government had decided to open a maximum-security, ... Karpis (the first "Public Enemy #1"), and Arthur "Doc" Barker did time on Alcatraz, most of ...

The History of Alcatraz Island

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A complete history of Alcatraz Prison. ... had started constructing a military fortress on the island, along with the Pacific Coast's first operating lighthouse. In 1848 ...

Alcatraz Prison Closes | History Today

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Mar 3, 2013 ... The first warden was James A. Johnston, who ruled the institution with an iron fist until ... It was included in the new Golden Gate Recreation Area the following year and opened to the public. ... So, Who Did Discover America?