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Park Service selling pieces of `The Rock' (Alcatraz)
Mercury News ^ | 7/1/03 | AP

Posted on 07/01/2003 5:07:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:31:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The National Park Service, which manages Alcatraz as one of San Francisco's most popular tourist attractions, has started selling boxed chunks of concrete from the federal prison that once housed Al Capone, George ``Machine Gun'' Kelly and Robert ``Birdman'' Stroud.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: alcatraz; parkservice; pieces; selling; therock
Own a piece of The Rock.. Oops, that one's taken already!
1 posted on 07/01/2003 5:07:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
How appropriate...making small rocks out of a big one!
2 posted on 07/01/2003 5:09:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh, this is about a prison, not the professional wrestler. Sorry, wrong thread. ;^)
3 posted on 07/01/2003 5:10:12 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: NormsRevenge
If enough FReepers buy a piece, we could reassemble it around a certain house in Chappaqua, NY.
4 posted on 07/01/2003 5:11:21 PM PDT by rvoitier (There's too many ALs in this world: Al Qaeda Al Jezeera Al Gore Al Sharpton Al Franken)
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To: NormsRevenge
Taking a rock from a national park has caused some people grief. They claim the rocks are haunted or have a curse on them or something. People who've taken rocks from that volcano park in Hawaii are known to return them because they clainm they have been a victims of bad luck.

I wonder if purchasing the rocks takes the whammy out of them?
5 posted on 07/01/2003 5:25:14 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: NormsRevenge
They'll sell like hot rocks. My adult son would love one. He could put it next to the rock he got when he walked out into the river just above Niagara Falls. (Er...the Falls was turned off at the time. Honest)
6 posted on 07/01/2003 5:29:14 PM PDT by kitkat
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