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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.

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

Gumbo: Africans and Creoles on the Gulf Coast

Local author Emily Blejwas boils down the history of Creoles in Mobile.

Mystic Restoration

A partnership between the 1857 Foundation and a local, prominent mystic society allowed for the full restoration of one of downtown Mobile’s beloved architectural old dames.

The Slave Who Went to Congress

Mobile author Frye Gaillard coauthors a children’s book about a little-known story in Alabama history.

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When did Alcoa operate in Mobile?

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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?

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