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

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29. The First Owner

Before Alcatraz was turned into a world-known penitentiary, Alcatraz Island had an owner, Julian Workman. He was the owner in distant 1846. Actually, Pio Pico, Californian governor, gave him the island.

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The part of this agreement was for Workman to build a lighthouse. However, Julain couldn’t fulfill his promise because the island was sold to California’s military governor John C. Fremont bought Alcatraz for $5,000.

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