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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Alcatraz Island, Top San Francisco Attractions

The Alcatraz Island is popularly referred as “Alcatraz” or by its pop culture name “The Rock” is located in the middle of San Francisco bay California, United States.

Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

The Alcatraz Island remains cool, windy, warm, clear, wet, fog or rain during any time of the year. The climate condition change quickly any time a day. The general summer looks to be cool, foggy and winter cool or rainy.

Collections include objects made by notorious inmates, historic photographs and documents, escape materials and inmate artwork; items used by officers including correctional materials when Alcatraz was a federal penitentiary from 1934–1963; military prison period materials from 1859–1934; and the American Indian occupation of 1969–1971. It is established in 1934 and located in San Francisco bay, California United States nearest to San Francisco California which is governed by national park service.

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