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Mcneil Island

Mcneil Island

McNeil Island might look like just another wooded island along Washington State's Puget Sound. That first impression would be wrong. McNeil was home to territorial, federal, and state prison systems, and its inmate roster included mobsters, politicians, infamous killers, and bank robbers. But, along

ISBN10 : 9781467116282 , ISBN13 : 1467116289

Page Number : 128

A History Of Alcatraz Island 1853 2008

A History Of Alcatraz Island 1853 2008

As one of America's most notorious prisons, Alcatraz has been a significant part of California's history for over 155 years. The small, lonely rock, known in sea charts by its Spanish name "Isla de los Alcatraces," or "Island of Pelicans," lay essentially dormant until the 1850s, when the military c

ISBN10 : 073855815X , ISBN13 : 9780738558158

Page Number : 127

Fox Island

Fox Island

Fox Island has had as wide a variety of names as inhabitants over its long and diverse history. The island was named for American lieutenant John L. Fox, who was with the 1841 Wilkes Expedition. However, it was first known as Bu Teu by the Native Americans who used the island for burials and potlatc

ISBN10 : 9781439620564 , ISBN13 : 1439620563

Page Number : 128

Anderson Island

Anderson Island

Named for Alexander Caulfield Anderson, the chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Nisqually, Anderson Island has an early history of brick making, logging, farming, and fishing. Johnson's Landing, on the north end of the island, was the site where mosquito fleet steamships could refuel a

ISBN10 : 0738548545 , ISBN13 : 9780738548548

Page Number : 127

The Key Peninsula

The Key Peninsula

The Key Peninsula is a scenic finger of land that stretches south between Case and Carr Inlets in Washington State. Few people lived there before 1850, although Native Americans fished and hunted from temporary villages. Several communities, each with a unique history, took root near the various bay

ISBN10 : 0738548936 , ISBN13 : 9780738548937

Page Number : 127

Steilacoom

Steilacoom

Named for the Schtaileqawem native people, the idyllic town of Steilacoom is located on the southeastern shores of Washingtonas Puget Sound. The year 1841 marked the first official American exploration of Puget Sound by Lt. Charles Wilkes and the U.S. Navy. Although the area had a U.S. Army post at

ISBN10 : 0738558206 , ISBN13 : 9780738558202

Page Number : 127

Prison Island

Prison Island

McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the United States, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen Frake's. Her parents—like nearly everyone else on the island—both worked in the prison, where her father was t

ISBN10 : 9781942186021 , ISBN13 : 1942186029

Page Number : 192