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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?

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

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