Alcatraz Puzzle Owned By Prison Escapee

Puzzle Found in Thrift Shop Owned By Famous Prisoner Who Escaped From Alcatraz in 1962!

This puzzle, found in the Santa Monica Goodwill, was owned by famous prisoner!

One of the three men who escaped from Alcatraz Prison on June 11, 1962 had owned this puzzle and had signed his name on the back of the box.  John Anglin, who escaped from the famous “Rock” with his brother Clarence “Rence” Anglin and bank robber Frank Morris had lived his final years in Southern California.  He had even written a letter to the F.B.I. asking for a deal because he needed medical help because he had cancer.  The F.B.I. dismissed the letter as a fake and continued to claim that all three prisoners had died during the escape.  This puzzle box proves them wrong, once again.

John Anglin signed his name on the back of the box. Inside the box was a certificate of authenticity!

The story of the legendary escape of the three men from Alcatraz has gone mythic.  They dug a tunnel out through the decaying walls of the prison, and using a homemade raft, they paddled across the bay in the dark of night.  They eventually made their way to South America where the Anglin brothers lived for years.  Frank Morris lived out his life in Argentina.

The Anglin brothers must have spent many pleasant hours in Rio de Janeiro putting together the pieces of the puzzle of their old home on the Rock.  They probably had some real belly laughs over a few beers talking about their fantastic escape that nobody else had ever done.

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