Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Alcatraz Island is Awesome

This is Alcatraz Island. If you've never been here, you must visit. (Just find a company that offers San Francisco tours. I'm sure you can find a good deal right now.) Pretty much everyone calls it the Rock. I bet you didn't know this, but alcatraz is actually spanish for pelican. Alcatraz was named the Island of the Pelicans. In the late 1800s, Alcatraz was a military fort and then it became a military prison. In fact, during WWI Alcatraz was the place where conscientious objectors were sent. In August of 1934, Alcatraz was acquired by the Dept. of Justice and subsequently turned into a federal prison. If you want to know more about Alcatraz, just rent So I Married an Axe Murderer with Mike Myers. I'm sure Vickie will be glad to tell you all about Alcatraz.