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All Hail MAMGA

Sift through the fine details of a photograph from MAMGA's 1975 luncheon.

Telling Her Own Story: Civil Rights Activist Dorothy P. Williams

A recently rescued oral history interview helps illuminate the life of an important and dynamic figure in Mobile history.

When Eugene Wrote for Us: Memories of the ’80s

Decades abroad never dimmed the signposts pointing Eugene Walter back to Mobile.

The Origin of the Oyster Loaf

Local Epicurean William Peebles investigates the origins of the oyster loaf and the claim that Mobile played a role in its evolution.

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects

As part of the History Museum’s exhibit “A History of Mobile in 22 Objects,” one object, a coffee urn from the Creole Fire Company, enlivens the social aspects of a community with a long and layered history.

Take the Bus

Dissect the details of this 1951 image of a city bus.

Bunker Hill in Miniature

In January 1781, while the Revolutionary War raged in the northeast, British forces attempted a sneak attack on a Spanish fortification on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay.

Ask McGehee

What is the history of the property known as ‘Cannongate’ on Spring Hill Avenue?

Ask McGehee

How many ships have been named Mobile?

Madoc’s Mark: The Persistence of an Alabama Legend

Historian John Sledge explores the riddle of Prince Madoc, the Welsh explorer who, according to legend, discovered the New World via Mobile Bay three centuries before Columbus.

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