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August 7, 2014

San Francisco – July 29_30, 2014

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The hills are alive

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Froggy

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AT&T Park

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Hunter Pence

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Moonie

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Shadowdance

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Fisherman’s Wharf

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Golden Bear Status

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The Rock

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The warden’s house was destroyed by a fire that swept the island in 1970

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Unlifted

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In the late 1960s, Alcatrz was claimed as Native American territory. A number of “settlers” lived on the island and made a home out of the cells and barracks.

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Bay Bridge View

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Guardiron

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Sea birds have made the island’s burnt-out buildings home

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Fowl Child

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End of Innocence

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Nativitti

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Lookout

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Don’t drop the soap

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Terra Spira

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Room without a view

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No easy way out

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The inmate’s favorite day was New Year’s Eve. That night, they all got to play instruments and, if the wind was right, they could hear parties on the mainland

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The hole

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View from the library

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Lights out

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View across the bay

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Visitation

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Officer’s Stairwell

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Amendments

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If anyone has seen Escape From Alcatraz, these are the pipes the inmates shimmied-up to get to the rooftop. Three inmates escaped and were never found. All were believed to have either drowned or succumbed to hypothermia.

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The Battle of Alcatraz took place on May 2nd, 1946, and couldn’t have happened without this key. It unlocked the gun gallery that allowed guards to shoot prisoners who attempted escape. The prospective escapees overpowered two guards and used a homemade bar-spreader to get into the gun gallery. This key was then lowered by one convict to another who locked up the guards and shot two in cold blood, killing them. After a standoff in one of the cutoffs, the marines were called in and all convicts were killed or wounded by grenades. The surviving convicts were later executed.

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Meanwhile, back on the mainland…

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Palm Wednesday

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