Alcatraz

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  • Did the warden of Alcatraz actually live on the island as well? Was the warden's house actually a "mansion" like warden Williams' house?
  • Did Capone actually do the laundry on Alcatraz at any point during his sentence?
  • Did the convicts actually play baseball on Alcatraz? Were "convict baseballs" actually as popular with Alcatraz kids as they were with Moose and the others?
  • In the book "Al Capone Does My Shirts" Moose refers to the Warden's house as a mansion. They also mentioned that the warden and his family live right on the island next to Moose's apartment complex.
  • Did the warden of Alcatraz actually live on the island as well? Was the warden's house actually a "mansion" like warden Williams' house?
  • In the book "Al Capone Does My Shirts" Piper makes a business to have Al Capone and other convicts to wash kids clothing for 50 cents. That is implying that Al Capone did wash laundry.
  • Did Capone actually do the laundry on Alcatraz at any point during his sentence?
  • In the book "Al Capone Does My Shirts" everybody wants a convict baseball. Even though the balls don't look any different than any other baseball, they are special because a felon had touched it. This made these baseballs very popular in the story.
  • Did the convicts actually play baseball on Alcatraz? Were "convict baseballs" actually as popular with Alcatraz kids as they were with Moose and the others?
  • According to "AlcatrazHistory.com" the warden lived in a large house adjacent to the cell house.
  • According to "alcatrazcruises.com" Capone had many jobs such as sweeping and working in the laundry.
  • According to "nps.gov" baseball was popular talk at Alcatraz, but they played softball instead. The balls over the fences were cool but not as cool as Moose and his friends believed in the book.
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