History

The President is on the Line

Jack Edwards, representative for Alabama’s First Congressional District from 1965 to 1985, relates two stories that bookend his political career.

Explore the History of Clay City Tile

The orange-red tiles stand out on structures across Baldwin County. Their history is just as colorful.

Special Delivery, 1919

Hammel’s airborne shipping strategy

Ask McGehee

Was a Mobile bookstore closed for selling a copy of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”?

Ask McGehee

When was Mobile’s airport downtown?

National Geographic Revisited

MB looks back at a 50-year-old feature story about our fair city. “Mobile, Alabama’s city in motion”

Ambulance at Bienville, circa 1906

Horses once pulled Mobile’s emergency vehicles.

Funny Mobile Customs

Writer Frances Beverly documents some of historic Mobile’s most bizarre practices.

You Deserve a Break Today

Jack Edwards, representative for Alabama’s First Congressional District from 1965 to 1985, reminisces about President Ronald Reagan and the motorcade detour heard ‘round Huntsville.

Mobile Backyards of Old

Reflecting on her backyard and the young children who terrorized it, Frances Beverly reminisces about the fenced-off yards of her childhood.

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