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Ask McGehee: Bankhead Tunnel

Ironically, the tunnel was named for a family that never lived in Mobile. And Tallulah had nothing to do with its construction....

Bankhead v. Wallace

Tunnel to Towers Race through the tube for a good cause. When firefighter Stephen Siller finished his late shift...

Ask McGehee

Did the Bankhead Tunnel ever have toll booths?

A Government Street Story

The newly-renovated Downtown headquarters for the publishers of Mobile Bay Magazine is an interesting walk through Mobile history.

Mobile Bay’s 2023 Class of 40 Under 40

This year’s class of young, local professionals is raising the bar of success and inspiring optimism for this new year on the Bay.

Ask McGehee: What is the history of Mobile’s Admiral Hotel?

The 12-story hotel was opened in November 1940, and named in honor of Mobile’s Admiral Raphael Semmes. It had been constructed over a course of 15 months at a total cost of $1 million — well over $21 million in today’s dollars.

Madame Octavia LeVert’s Salon of the South

The rise and fall of a Mobile icon.

Q&A: Author Ramona Reeves

Mobile native and winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize Ramona Reeves talks about her debut collection of short stories, “It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories.”

The History of Three Mile Creek

Dive into the history of Three Mile Creek with this early 1900s photograph, and find out how the body of water got its name.

Artist Spotlight: Marian Acker Macpherson

Mobile artist Marian Acker Macpherson, known for her fanciful maps and ornate etchings of historic structures, was a fixture of her city’s social and creative circles for over half a century.

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