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“We will fire the town” 

In the panic-stricken aftermath of Fort Mims, many Americans feared an Indian attack on Mobile. It never came.

Ask McGehee: What was the Hannan Home for the Aged?

In 1901, Major Patrick C. Hannan funded the creation of a “Home for the Aged and Infirm in charge of the Little Sisters of the Poor.” A historic home on Monterey Street termed “the old Roberts homestead” was purchased along with 15 acres of land.

“Activist”: The Fighting Life of Wiley L. Bolden

The lead plaintiff in the landmark Bolden v. City of Mobile case led a life of consequence and service.

Mobile and Havana: Sisters Across the Gulf

A new book is bringing photography and history together to highlight a unique connection.

The Senior Bowl in the 1950s

Get a bird's-eye view of a 1950s Senior Bowl halftime show.

Ask McGehee: I read that plans call for the demolition of the R. V....

He was general manager of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, a member of the Interstate Commerce Commissioner, a three-term city commissioner and mayor of Mobile.

Ellen Hill in Fairhope

Meet a well-known fixture of late 1880s Fairhope, formerly enslaved Ellen Hill.

Andrew Ellicott and His Forgotten Stone

The history and purpose of a north Mobile County landmark and the man who placed it.

What Happened to the Cowbellions?

Mobile’s original mystic society, which reigned supreme over celebration and mirth in 19th-century Mobile, danced into oblivion some 60 years after it was founded.

Saving Washington’s Mount Vernon

One of Mobile's grand dames of yesteryear played an integral role in preserving the home of our founding father, an effort that continues today.

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