Guided Tours Of Alcatraz Island - First Day

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KRON-TV news footage from October 26th 1973 with reporter Frank Johnstone featuring scenes of people explaining why they want to catch the new ferry service from Pier 43 in San Francisco and take a guided tour of Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz was officially dedicated as National Park property yesterday and this is the first time public access has been granted to the island since it was ceded from Mexico in 1848, as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Includes views of passengers on the ferry as they approach Alcatraz and also as they disembark back at Pier 43. Johnsone speculates that the "mystery" of Alcatraz Island, popularized by Hollywood, is one of the main reasons why this Golden Gate National Recreation Area tour is so popular (sold out). No mention is made in this Ch 4. report that Alcatraz was recently occupied by American Indians from November 1969 to June 1971. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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