The final days of Alcatraz revealed in new photographs released for 50th anniversary of prison closing its doors for good
New discovered photos show the last prisoners depart from Alcatraz Island federal prison in San Francisco. The National Park Service on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of Alcatraz Islands closure with an exhibit of the photos
George "Machine Gun" Kelly is probably considered one of the most famous "gangsters" from the prohibition era. "Machine Gun" was born George Kelly Barnes on July 18, 1895, to a wealthy family living in Memphis, Tennessee. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. Kelly’s most famous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon & businessman Charles Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, earned 200,000 dollars ransom.
Camp Chase, Columbus Ohio. Prisoner of War camp for captured Confederate soldiers. My Great Grandfather, James P. Tomblin, was captured by Union forces in Feb 1865. He was sent to Wheeling, and then to Camp Chase. He was released in Jun of 1865, as the Civil War was officially ended in April, 1865.
The morgue at Alcatraz. The federal prison on Alcatraz Island in the chilly waters of California's San Francisco Bay housed some of America's most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963.