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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_Island

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with ...

www.nps.gov/alca/learn/historyculture/alcatraz-military-timeline.htm

Feb 27, 2015 ... Alcatraz troops are sent to San Francisco to preserve peace and prevent rioting after President Lincoln's assassination. Alcatraz cannons fire ...

www.mercurynews.com/2013/03/20/alcatraz-island-history

Mar 20, 2013 ... The following is a timeline of Alcatraz history, with information provided by the park service. 1853 — U.S. military begins construction of a fort on ...

www.history.com/topics/alcatraz

Get all the facts and figures about the island of Alcatraz, commonly known as " The Rock".

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Sep 15, 2009 ... During Alcatraz prison's 29 years of operation, a motley crew of escape artists attempted to flee the island. Most were drowned or caught swiftly; ...

www.alcatrazhistory.com

Features historical narratives and photos that chronicle life inside this historic maximum-security penitentiary. The definitive on-line Alcatraz History Archive.

www.bop.gov/about/history/alcatraz.jsp

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 ...

www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/520.html

A group of 78 Indians calling themselves Indians of All Tribes lands on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay and begins to occupy it in a demonstration for the ...

www.legendsofamerica.com/ca-alcatraz

In 2009 we made a journey to California and along the way took the boat over to Alcatraz Island. It turned out to be one more in our list of favorite adventures.