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What plantation home stood where UMS-Wright Preparatory School is today?

Solano’s Storm

Venture inside the 18th-century Gulf hurricane that wrecked a Spanish invasion fleet.

Toulminville Soda Fountain, 1948

Pull up a chair at the Toulminville Soda Fountain

Eugene B. Sledge and Mobile: 75 Years After “The War”

Mobilian Eugene Sledge is recognized the world over as a USMC combat veteran of World War II, but there is even more to know, and admire, about “Ugin” of Georgia Cottage.

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What caused a bay boat to explode at Point Clear in the summer of 1871?

Ask McGehee

Has Mobile ever suffered a disaster similar to the recent multi-acre fire in Theodore?

The Siege of Mobile, 1780

Spanish and British forces clash at Mobile in a Revolutionary-era battle for the Bay.

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?

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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.

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