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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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August 11, 1934

"The Rock" opens

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, better known as "The Rock," was on one of three islands in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The first federal prisoners arrived on August 11, 1934.

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/wwii/jb_wwii_rock_3.html

 

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