An interesting place to visit… Alcatraz!

Like many residents of the bay, I have lived in the area for a long time, yet had never visited Alcatraz, that infamous island in the middle of the San Francisco bay. That is, until a week ago. I finally got a chance to go to the island with visiting relatives and it was quite interesting. Sure, I had gleaned some if its history over my years of living here, reading about it in the newspapers, and from classes in school. For instance, although it was no longer a prison by the time I moved to California, I do remember the Native American occupation that came later — do you?

Heart of the rock : the Indian invasion of Alcatraz / by Adam Fortunate Eagle.




The library has a number of books about Alcatraz and its many different uses, from fort, to prison, to park:

Alcatraz : the gangster years / by David A. Ward.




Ghosts of Alcatraz / by Kathryn Vercillo.




Alcatraz screw : my years as a guard in America’s most notorious prison / by George H. Gregory.





You can also find movies placed there:

Birdman of Alcatraz [videorecording] / a Norma production ; produced by Stuart Millar and Guy Trosper ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; screenplay by Guy Trosper.




The rock [videorecording] / Hollywood Pictures ; directed by Michael Bay ; A Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer production.




Perhaps, it is time to visit Alcatraz yourself!


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