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365 Days, 365 Characters/Locations
About this location : This is from my CyberPulp world, but it also exists in our world…but it’s not as cool
#114: Alcatraz Island
In the CyberPulp universe, Alcatraz Island was purchased in 1840 by the very first Doc Tempest (or rather, the first member of the family to be known by that name). He then hired a large number of men to begin work on what would become the family estate and headquarters for all the Doc Tempests to come.
Originally, the island had a large house, several outbuildings, laboratories and a dock for boats and ships. In 1849, a lighthouse was added and a great deal of landscaping began. In 1865, a small zoo was built. Not all of the creatures found their would be recognized by most zoologists. The australopithicus would be one of them.
By the 1920’s, the island had been enlarged from it’s original 18.86 acres to just shy of 26 acres. A wide array of security devices had been installed, along with an airstrip and hangar (with a dirigible mast). An underground cavern was converted into a submarine pen. The zoo was relocated to the grounds of the Tempest Foundation in Sacramento.
In 1952, the island was again enlarged, this time to it’s present size of 40 acres. Almost every building was torn down and rebuilt.
In 1973, construction began on the dome that now covers the island. It was finished in 1977.
As of 2035, there are 75 permanent residents of the island, almost all of them are on Doc Tempest’s support team. Security on the island is the tightest in the world and so far, none of Doc’s enemies have ever breached it.