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Learning Curves

Today, Mobile boasts the state’s largest school district, and in fact, it was the first public education system in Alabama. Since its beginnings, it...

Boogie on the Bay

Cicero, the Roman author and philosopher (106 - 43 B.C) noted: “No sober person dances.” Cicero would have been right at home in Mobile, where,...

Mighty Vessels

American warships have been named Alabama even before we became a state in 1819. The first of the five U.S. Navy ships to bear the state’s name was...

The Aviators

Even before the Wright Brothers flew a powered heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1903, John Fowler (1862 - 1939), a Mississippi-born clock...

War of 1812: The 200th Anniversary

Most of us know only that the War of 1812 occurred in 1812, and that it wasn’t all that important. The fact is, it was very...

The Greek Legacy

Greeks in Mobile and Baldwin counties When my wife and I moved to Mobile, in August 1970, we were living on a shoestring, knew...

Mobile Spirits

Mobile has been many things to many people, but never a hotbed of temperance. In Colonial times, the home brew of choice was often a pale wine made from...

What’s in a Nickname?

The Campground After the Civil War Union troops occupied Mobile for several years, many of the units were  composed of so-called “colored” soldiers, often ex-slaves...

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