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Life Before Air-Conditioning

As summer hits its stride in Mobile, we can’t help but wonder: How did Bay residents ever survive without air-conditioning?

Ask McGehee

Is it true that a piece of Oakleigh artwork is displayed at the Palace of Versailles?

Once Along the Bay

Horse racing, an outdoor movie theater, a roller coaster — and incredible Bay views — are a few things we’re missing.

Mobile Nostalgia

Mobile memories shared on Facebook provide a nostalgic look back in time.

The St. Mary’s Enigma

A 19th-century painting of a warship sailing into Mobile Bay offers a small dose of history — and a large serving of mystery.

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What pandemics have previously affected Mobile?

Booker T. Washington, 1905

A colorized image of Booker T. Washington on a fishing trip to Coden in 1905

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What is the story behind Morrison’s cafeteria chain?

On the Fringe of History

A long-lost document reveals an officer’s account of a reconnaissance mission from Mobile during the Battle of New Orleans.

Top 10: Ask McGehee

Brush up on your local history with a collection of our favorite 'Ask McGehee' columns.

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