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Apr 20, 2017 ... 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 ...

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Oct 6, 2017 ... Although Alcatraz is one of the most infamous prisons in the world, it wasn't originally built as a prison. It was actually a fort at first, declared as a ...

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Jun 11, 2018 ... It was definitely enhanced by the Clint Eastwood film Escape from Alcatraz – released in June 1979, six months before the FBI closed its case ...

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Though Alcatraz never fired offensive shots during the war, it was a crucial ... After over a century of use, America's most famous prison was officially closed.

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From the time it became a federal prison in 1934 until it was closed down in 1963 ... Alcatraz Island, located in the mists off of San Francisco, received its name in ...

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Jan 24, 2018 ... Did the three men who escaped in 1962 from Alcatraz — then known as ... Alcatraz closed as a prison in March 1963, less than a year after the ...

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Mar 21, 2013 ... Even though Alcatraz closed 50 years ago, the prison on an isolated ... of people born well after the last prisoner was transferred off the island.

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Alcatraz is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. .... You'll be able to walk the halls where Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly did ...

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Island Alcatraz was discovered by famous Spanish naval officer Juan ... cost and remote location, Alcatraz prison was officially closed on March 21, 1963, only ...