Military History of Alcatraz - NBC Bay Area
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Military History of Alcatraz

In this web extra clip from "Bay Area Revelations: War, Protest & Prosperity," we're taking a look back at the history of military in the Bay Area.  Many of our national parks and tourist attractions are what they are today because of the military.  Stephen Haller, National Parks historian, recalls Alcatraz's history.  He says, "The world's most famous prison actually got its start as the key link in the fortifications of San Francisco."