Tom McGehee

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Did Mobile ever have a cotton mill?

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A revitalization effort is underway for the Mothers’ Army and Navy League Memorial at the intersection of Government Street and Airport Boulevard. The National Society of Colonial Dames in...

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The small red house at 3703 Old Shell Road was reportedly built by George Pfau in 1862. Where else but in Mobile would a German immigrant build a French...

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While many Mobilians may believe that the Government Street median east of Royal Street was created to hold the 1900 statue of Admiral Raphael Semmes, this was not...

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I found an old bottle marked “Fosko” and “Mobile.” What was Fosko?

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I recently attended a function downtown at Mobile’s Ezell House. What’s its history?

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In 1904, a frame house on the southeastern corner of Dauphin and Ann streets was purchased by a group of 24 members of Mobile’s St. Francis Street Baptist...

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Actually, the city of Mobile has been connected with two air disasters that occurred during the Mardi Gras festivities. On February 28, 1946, a two-engine Navy...

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Between the years of 1910 and 1920, Mexico was embroiled in a civil war. In 1914, the United States sent a military contingent to that nation to...

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In the late spring of 1914, a sign painter named Charles Ponzi arrived in Mobile aboard the steamer Tarpon. He had been working on board as a painter...

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