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Mystic Restoration

A partnership between the 1857 Foundation and a local, prominent mystic society allowed for the full restoration of one of downtown Mobile’s beloved architectural old dames.

The Slave Who Went to Congress

Mobile author Frye Gaillard coauthors a children’s book about a little-known story in Alabama history.

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When did Alcoa operate in Mobile?

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What is Mobile’s beer brewing history?

Bay Shell Road, c. 1900

 Mobile’s second shell-paved route, Bay Shell Road, once had a reputation for being the “most famous of all Alabama driveways,” according to a 1912 article published in “Municipal Journal.”...

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Did Mobile really have a nutria rodeo?

Backyard Gridiron, 1938

Boys enjoy a game of football in Spring Hill

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What is the history of Hartwell Field, and was it Mobile’s first baseball park?

Leroy “Satchel” Paige, 1948

Mobilian and baseball legend Satchel Paige comes to life

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What is the history of the cannon at Government and Houston streets?

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