Alcatraz Island

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Although most famous as a federal prison (from 1934-1963), Alcatraz Island has also served as a Civil War fortress, an active bird sanctuary, the first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the Native American Red Power movement which occupied the island for 19 months beginning in November 1969.  It is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Links:     Golden Gate NRS