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Ask McGehee: Was Mobile’s electric plant once destroyed by an explosion?

Local historian Tom McGehee gives the full story behind the explosion that took place at Mobile Electric Lighting Company in February 1919.
Washington Square fountain

Ask McGehee: What is the history of Mobile’s Washington Square?

Washington Square is one of Mobile's most beloved parks and is surrounded by some of the finest examples of 19th-century architecture.

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What Downtown luxury hotel burned, just before opening its doors?

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Historian Tom McGehee explains how pandemics have shaped home design.

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Is it true that one of NASA’s first astronauts was from Mobile?

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Prior to this year, have Mardi Gras parades ever been cancelled due to a pandemic?

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What is the history of the state docks?

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What is the history of the property known as ‘Cannongate’ on Spring Hill Avenue?

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How many ships have been named Mobile?

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What is the history of Bienville Square?

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