Booker T. Washington, 1905

A colorized image of Booker T. Washington on a fishing trip to Coden in 1905

Ask McGehee

What is the story behind Morrison’s cafeteria chain?

On the Fringe of History

A long-lost document reveals an officer’s account of a reconnaissance mission from Mobile during the Battle of New Orleans.

Top 10: Ask McGehee

Brush up on your local history with a collection of our favorite 'Ask McGehee' columns.

Azalea Trail, 1951

1951’s Miss America Yolande Betbeze cuts the ribbon on the year’s Azalea Trail

Banana Pudding

Local author Emily Blejwas finds that much of Mobile’s story can be told through the history of one classic Southern dessert.

The Largest and Most Commodious Bay

A 1558 Spanish voyage yields one of the oldest descriptions of Mobile Bay.

Ask McGehee

Is it true that Walt Disney visited Mobile to consider it a possible site for Disney World?

A Presidential Breakfast

Artifacts at the History Museum of Mobile recall President Woodrow Wilson’s morning meal at the Battle House Hotel in 1913.

Ask McGehee

What’s the history of the old Providence Hospital being demolished on Spring Hill Avenue?

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