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Boy with Rifle and Hunting Dog

Explore hunting traditions and conservation in 1930s south Alabama.

Shrimp Fest Flash Back

As the Annual National Shrimp Festival commemorates its 50th anniversary, Gulf Shore locals look back on the early years of the festival and how it has evolved into the celebration it is today.

A Sanctuary for Black Catholics

This month, Shrine of the Holy Cross in Daphne celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Ask McGehee: I enjoyed the recent article about prohibition in Mobile. Wasn’t a civic...

Discover the amusing tale of the Rotary Club of Mobile's epic Prohibition-era prank in 1915 that made national headlines.

George’s Carriage Factory

Explore the history of an early-1900s carriage business on Theatre Street.

The Mobile Centinel

Two young publishers print a newspaper just outside the Port City as the United States attempts to claim Mobile from Spain.

Streetcar Accident in Mobile

Two early twentieth-century modes of transportation collide on a 1920's street.

Ask McGehee: What is the history of the Waterman Building in downtown Mobile?

The Waterman Building was built in 1947 as a home for the largest privately owned shipping company in the world.

Gulf Shores’ Ancient Canoe Canal

A rediscovered Native American canoe canal sheds light on the history of ancient inhabitants in the local area.

Answers From the Past

Humble pieces of wood and metal speak volumes in a new exhibition about the slave ship Clotilda.

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