The historical story of Alcatraz and its secrets.
Off the shores of the San Francisco Bay lies one of the most iconic federal prisons in American history – Alcatraz Island. Commonly known as “The Rock,” the island prison has housed over 1,500 of the most difficult, dangerous, and notorious criminals from the early 1930s to the late 1960s. Join the Flash Past crew as we venture back into the history of Alcatraz. What was life like for prisoners, guards, and family? Who were the famous criminals housed here? How accurately has Hollywood portrayed both the criminals and the island prison? Now a tourists attraction touting over 1 million visitors a year, it is easy to see that Alcatraz is a staple of the American landscape and stories, lives, and history of Alcatraz is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. Join us as we flash past to….ALCATRAZ!
Last weeks Question:
Q: What do the “A” and “W” in A&W Root Beer stand for?
A: Allen and Wright
This week’s question:
Q: How many prisoners died of natural illnesses while at Alcatraz?