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A Spirited History of Sipping

Get a taste of Mobile’s longstanding appreciation of libations, from olden vino to modern-day malts.

The Life of Joseph Bloch

A new traveling exhibit from the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library reveals a local musician’s struggles, accomplishments and support of the Jewish community in Mobile.

Coasting with ‘The Gulf’ Author Jack Davis

A picturesque cruise in the Delta with 'The Gulf' author Jack Davis, Jimbo Meador and Watt Key.

Ask McGehee

What is the history of the recently vacated federal courthouse on St. Joseph Street?

Battle House Fire, 1905

On the night of Feb. 12, 1905, a cook at the Battle House Hotel discovered a fire burning in a storage room located above the hotel’s kitchen. All 147...

Paddy Scott

Encounter Mobile Bay’s notorious piratical scoundrel.

Ask McGehee

Was there another train wreck similar to the Sunset Limited disaster?

The Bonnie Blue Flag That Bears A Single Star

A flag often confused with the Confederacy instead represents a fascinating page in our local history.

The British Royal Navy Pays Mobile a Visit

A little more than 200 years ago, the world’s most frightening fleet anchored off our shores and stayed for months.

Smith’s Bakery, circa 1902

Gordon Smith, pictured first row on the far left, is just one of many merchants of his generation who traveled to Mobile with dreams of starting his own business....

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