People I read in an article on AOL.Com today about a hidden fortress found beneath Alcatraz. This doesn’t surprise me at all because I believe in the future we’ll find more and more fascinating places that have been hidden away for years.
Hidden history was discovered beneath America’s most notorious prison by researchers at Texas A&M University. Can you image how elated and excited these researchers felt as they uncovered something that had been hidden for years? What would they find here and who was involved in its hidden compound? Will it be of benefit to our country today?
It has been determined the structures could date back to the 19th century roughly the time when gold was discovered in the California area. The BBC reported scientists found evidence there was a military fortress there that was formerly thought to have been destroyed.
The Nation Park Service told the BBC that an architect who had worked for them had stated, “San Francisco became an important port for the west coast and the country, and that the protection of it was the point for building the fortress of Alcatraz.”
The American Civil War broke not quite 20 years later and Alcatraz became a military installation; but it saw little or no action and it was changed to be used as a prison and destroyed in 1915.
It has been noted that architects and others who were involved in the discovery are in the process of studying the area with radar technology in order to determine if excavations are necessary.
There could be a completely new attraction for tourists in the near future when they visit Alcatraz.
This is exciting and I love to pass this type article on to readers because it causes us to realize there are many places in our society that’s been hidden away for years and when found, they may have hidden mysteries and findings to benefit our country’s history.
Barbara Kasey Smith is the writer of this article and it is based on an article she read on AOL.Com.