Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore
from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed ...
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 ...
Features historical narratives and photos that chronicle life inside this historic
maximum-security penitentiary. The definitive on-line Alcatraz History Archive.
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Find out more about the history of Alcatraz, including videos, interesting articles,
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The name Alcatraz is derived from the Spanish "Alcatraces." In 1775, the Spanish
explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala was the first to sail into what is now known as ...
If you are looking for a full day of sightseeing, the most popular Alcatraz tour in
San Francisco is the City Tour with Alcatraz. If you've never seen the giant ...
A mile and a half from Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz was the site of the first
lighthouse built on the Pacific Coast, then a federal prison for such notorious
In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the
present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing ...
Alcatraz Long History - Though most prominently known for the years it served as
a maximum security prison, the 'Rock's' history stretches far beyond those ...