Toad in the Hole

May 18, 2007

Free!

Above a door on Alcatraz:

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Enlarge and look more closely if you don't see it: The stripes on the shield have been altered just a bit into the word "FREE."

This was done during the Native American occupation of Alcatraz in 1969.

It's one of those double-reverse one-and-a-half-gainer sidewise cuts-both-ways little facts of history that the National Park Service hasn't painted it out, and that it gets pointed out to tourists.

Posted at May 18, 2007 04:12 AM

Comments

wow. just wow.

Posted by: kathy a at May 18, 2007 06:01 AM


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