Today, the nonprofit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, with its public agency partners the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service, announced a $15 million gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to continue the transformation of the Presidio into a great national park for all.
Alcatraz, the world-famous former Federal penitentiary and International visitor destination in the center of San Francisco Bay, has just benefited from a multi-million dollar restoration and renovation that has dramatically transformed and improved the way visitors experience the iconic national park.
From its inception as a military fortress during the Civil War era, to the revolutionary 18-month occupation by the Indians of All Tribes during the 1960s, to its standing today as one of the country’s most popular National Park sites, the history of Alcatraz is fascinating to discover.
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