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Alcatraz Island

Off the coast of San Francisco, a city in California, stands a rocky island aptly nicknamed “The Rock.”  However, it is officially known as “Alcatraz,” based on the name “Isla de los Alcatraces” (Spanish for “Island of the Pelicans”), which is what a Spanish explorer called it in 1775.  Today, Alcatraz Island is a popular … Continue reading Alcatraz Island