The Rock

 
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Alcatraz Island buildings. Shot from the parade grounds below the main complex.

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Guest - Jan 09, 2007 08:51 PM EDT
This is a fantastic photo. the colours angles and coments realy work well
Guest - Dec 15, 2006 05:12 AM EDT
The largest single group of Indian prisoners sentenced to confinement on Alcatraz occurred in January 1895 when the U.S. government arrested, tried and shipped nineteen Moqui Hopi to Alcatraz Island. Indian people continued to be confined as prisoners in the disciplinary barracks on the island through the remainder of the 1800s and the early 1900s.i hope this helps alex .d
Guest - Dec 14, 2006 07:28 PM EDT
Hey, Grumpy Mike... From what I have read, the island was uninhabited when the Spanish first arrived there. Many years after the island closed as a prison, a group of Native Americans occupied the island in protest and claimed it as indian property (1969). They inhabited the island for almost two years. Most left the island but a few were forcibly removed in 1971. After that the island has been part of the National Park Service. There is little evidence of the indian occupation, but I will post another photo, with a remnant.
Guest - Dec 14, 2006 07:16 PM EDT
I always think of the movie Birdman of Alcataz,I think Steve McQueen played in it altho it might of been another actor. Anyways its a Great photo! Carol
Guest - Dec 14, 2006 05:47 PM EDT
lovely and wonderful picture of the rock can i use the term useless info time lol was this not where the most single amount of indians were kept in the late 1800 called the hopi?
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 10:02 AM EDT
Very cool shot of 'The Rock' Alex. That is a beautiful blue sky above an interesting place. What you said is fitting Steve. If you ended up on the rock, I think you were pretty much screwed (if I can say that :-) Don
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 12:41 AM EDT
very good wide shot, Alex.
Guest - Dec 10, 2006 07:56 PM EDT
A very imposing shot. I like the intense blue sky, and the thrusting (almost phallic, if I'm allowed to say that here) tower. Steve

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