Alcatraz Island, Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service

Alcatraz Island, Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service
San Francisco, United States

Alcatraz Island is managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. 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 off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes.

This collection features 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.

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