Scenic USA - California
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Meri Cheatham
One of the most popular Golden Gate Area tours takes visitors to an island centered in the inlet to San Francisco Bay.
Alcatraz, or The Rock, has been used for incarceration for thousands of years. In recent history the
island was used as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 and imprisoned some of the most famous thugs, including Al Capone, George Machine Gun Kelley
and The Birdman, Robert Stroud. Previously, it was a military prison, dating back to 1859.
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