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United Press International [Aftermath of Alcatraz Island fire]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09795.06 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Photograph Date: 3 June 1970 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 22.8 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto released by the United Press International dated June 3, 1970. Shows an aerial view of the southern end of Alcatraz Island, where five buildings were damaged by a fire on June 2. Caption notes that a spokesman for the Government Services Administration blamed the Native Americans occupying the island for causing the fire.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ProtestsAlcatraz IslandAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: The Seventies

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