Alcatraz N.P., San Francisco

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  • Alcatraz island - I know it's...

    by emmie Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Alcatraz island - I know it's a really touristy thing to do, but go on one of the tours. They're very informative if a bit chilling in places!

    Fondest memory: The relaxed atmosphere - it feels like a very safe city. I know this may not be true, but I always felt fine there.

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    go to Alcatraz! Anyone who has...

    by luigilong Updated Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: go to Alcatraz! Anyone who has seen any of the five films about this place, will want to know and touch the real thing. Last time I was in S.F., the last in-plane movie had Sean Connery as an ex- British Secret Service agent who is allowed out of prison to help Nicholas Cage prevent a group of renegage U.S. soldiers firing rockets with nerve gas at the city.

    Fondest memory: Doing the tourist things, visiting Pier 39, the shops, visiting the places I'd seen as a child in films like Dirty Harry and Magnum force, The Presidium and of course, The Streets of San Francisco starring Karl Malden and a young Michael Douglas.

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    Island Alcatraz..

    by neopetsfan Updated Jun 29, 2003
    This is a postcard we bought in San Fransisco..

    Favorite thing: We really wanted to take a boat from Pier 39 to Alcatraz and enjoy the view, but we ran out of time.. Next time I'd love to visit Alcatraz instead of just watching it from afar!!

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    Alcatraz

    by furioso Updated Dec 16, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Alcatraz Island, which operated as an 'escape-proof' prison from 1933 to 1963. Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly and Robert Stroud, the 'birdman of Alcatraz,' were among the prison's unsavory residents.

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    The 'Rock'. Alcatraz Prison...

    by doolemma Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The 'Rock'. Alcatraz Prison out in San Franciso Bay. It was a military prison from 1859 to 1933 and then a federal prison until 1963.

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    The isolation block, with the...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The isolation block, with the small totally darkened cells at the very end. Also the coldest block in Alcatraz.

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