The Military Facility Hidden Beneath Alcatraz Might Solve The Greatest Alcatraz Escape Ever

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30. The Island

Did you know that the founder of Alcatraz, named this island “La Isla de Los Alcatraces,” which translates to “Island of the Pelicans?” That was back in 1775 when Juan Manuel de Ayala discovered it.

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The island is 22 acres with two high points, one 135 feet above sea level, and the other 138 feet. Between these high points, Alcatraz Penitentiary can be seen from shore.

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