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Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Island (Postcards of America)

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As one of America's most notorious prisons, Alcatraz has been a significant part of California's history for over 155 years. The small, lonely rock, known by its Spanish name Isla de los Alcatraces, or Island of Pelicans, lay essentially dormant until the 1850s, when the military converted the island into a fortress. Alcatraz served as a pivotal military position until the early 20th century and in 1934 was converted into a federal penitentiary to house some of America's most incorrigibleprisoners. The penitentiary closed in 1963, and Alcatraz joined the National Park Service system in 1972. Since then, it has remained a popular attraction as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Synopsis:

One of America's most notorious prisons from 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz has been a significant part of California history for over 155 years. Originally know as Isla de los Alcatraces, or Island of Pelicans, Alcatraz has also been a pivotal military installation and popular tourist attraction.

About the Author

In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Gregory L. Wellman explores the island's past.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738525280
Author:
Wellman, Gregory L.
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Ca
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Looseleaf
Series:
Postcards of America
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
MISCELLANEOUS
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Black and White
Pages:
15
Dimensions:
6.00x4.50x.25 in. .16 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , One of America's most notorious prisons from 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz has been a significant part of California history for over 155 years. Originally know as Isla de los Alcatraces, or Island of Pelicans, Alcatraz has also been a pivotal military installation and popular tourist attraction.
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