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What is the history of the USS Drum?

Star Fish and Oyster Company, 1920

Go back in time with this 1920s photograph from the docks of Mobile's Star Fish and Oyster Company.

Family of Swimmers, circa 1900

A Mobile family enjoys a dip at the turn of the last century

The Mysterious Disappearance of Theodosia Burr

A pirate’s deathbed confession in Mobile added a further layer of intrigue to one of history’s unsolved mysteries.

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How long has downtown Mobile had parking meters?

Hurricane Hysteria

As we mark the official beginning of hurricane season on June 1, check out a list of 27 hurricane survival tips from our September 1995 issue, following Hurricane Erin.

Schoolgirls at the Yacht Club, 1910

Four Mobile schoolgirls enjoy a day at the yacht club in 1910.

Last Slave Ship ‘Clotilda’ Found in Mobile River

Officials of the Alabama Historical Commission say they feel sure that they have discovered in the Mobile River the remains of the last ship to bring slaves into the U.S.

Ask McGehee

Did the city of Mobile enact a law against women wearing high-heeled shoes?

The Wreck of the Ivanhoe

Relive the night of action that sent the blockade runner to her resting place off Fort Morgan.

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