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Tonti of the Iron Hand

The story of how a prized portrait finally and fittingly made it to Mobile is as fascinating as the subject himself.

Mosaic Masterpieces in Mobile

Conrad Albrizio’s mosaic masterpieces, housed in the foyer of the Civic Center arena, face an uncertain future.

Shotgun Houses, 1937

Travel back to 1937 and see one of Mobile’s shotgun house communities

Ask McGehee

Who was the Catholic bishop credited with keeping hurricanes from striking Mobile?

The Frazier Farm Legacy

The only thing more prosperous than one man’s farm was the family he started there.

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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?

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