Alcatraz The Rock

The beginning of Alcatraz

A spanish explorer Don Juan Manuel discovered the islands of Alcatraz. Its original name is La Isla De Los Alcatrazs. They started to build it in 1853. The first prisoners on Alcatraz were the confederate soldiers. When the Spanish American war began the number of prisoners ranged from 28 up to 450 prisoners on Alcatraz Island.

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Live source

My live source was John Moran he is a night tour guide I asked him some questions here they are How many visitors do you have a day?

Alcatraz Island has over 1,400,000 visitors each year; that’s 1.4 million people a year!. During the summer months we will have 4,500 visitors a day. During the winter we see about 2,500 visitors a day. If you compare our visitation level with the number of Federal prisoners once incarcerated on the island, we have approximately 3 visitors for every single prisoner ever incarcerated every day!

My figures: 1,545 prisoners over 29 and ½ years of operations, and 4,500 visitors a day.

Do you need special training to work there?

Yes and no.

Yes, to work as an interpreter of history on the island you need to have a good understanding of U.S. history, experience speaking to large crowds (taking a public speaking or speech class or participating in debate club at school are great ways to get this experience) and most importantly you need to have a passion for public service. By public service I mean that you must sincerely want to help the visiting public become interested in the history and importance of the island and the National Park of which it is a part, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Interpreters are something like a cross between a teacher and a storyteller. We tell stories that we research and write, centered around a theme that will help people connect with this National Park site.

No, you do not need any special training to hold many of the non-interpreter jobs on Alcatraz. We have people working in our bookstores, tending the gardens, transporting disabled visitors around the island in electric cars, cleaning, office workers, people answering phones, helping tie up the boats and off-loading passengers, greeting arriving visitors and delivering a short welcome speech on the dock microphone, providing first-aid and many more.

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By Jacob VanEgtern at Stem Institute Fond du lac Wi