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Escapes From Alcatraz

The Question: Did anyone ever really escape from Alcatraz? The Answer: According to the National Park Serivce, which since 1972 has overseen Alcatraz Island…

Offbeat National Parks

Looking north over Biscayne Bay at an island (at left) and at mangroves that line the shoreline (at back).Yosemite and Yellowstone are the jewels of our national park system. But you can find plenty…

Wilma Mankiller Biography

Wilma Mankillerformer chief of the Cherokee Nation Born: 11/18/1945Birthplace: Tahlequah, OklahomaDied: 04/06/2010 Mankiller was born in Mankiller Flats near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, but as a…

Russell Means Biography

Russell Meansactivist, actorBorn: November 10, 1939Died: October 22, 2012Birthplace: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota Russell Means, an Oglala Lakota, served as the…

Spanish Place Names

Hispanic heritage from coast to coast by Holly Hartman Alcatraz Island, now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, draws over a million visitors each year In 1846,…

Benjamin Bratt Biography

Benjamin BrattactorBorn: 12/16/1963Birthplace: San Francisco, California Enshrined by People magazine as one of the world's sexiest guys, Bratt earned as much publicity for his now-defunct…

John Trudell Biography

John Trudellmusician, poet, activistBorn: Feb. 15, 1946Birthplace: Omaha, Neb. John Trudell, the son of a Santee Sioux father and a Mexican mother, grew up around the Santee reservation near Omaha.…

San Francisco Landmarks

by Liz Olson photos by Carol M. Highsmith A city rich in culture and diversity, San Francisco sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Millions have entered San…

U.S. Landmarks Timeline

Find out when some of the most historical sites in the U.S. became national landmarks. by Jennie Wood The U.S. began the National Historic Landmark Program to recognize and preserve the…