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Things to Do in San Francisco - Alcatraz Island - Tour the Infamous Prison

Aug
03
 2016
About 9 month(s) ago by MediaConnect
Surrounded by the ice cold, shark-infested waters of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island was once the home of the most notorious prisoners alive. Serving as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963, and a military prison for that, Alcatraz housed infamous mobsters including Al "Scarface" Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. Today, this historic attraction is a National Park that is open for tours - and unlike the prisoners, you can leave anytime you want. Continue reading
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