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The History of Yellow Fever in Mobile

An airtight coffin is the ominous symbol of a city paralyzed by a fearsome disease.

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: Pottery from the Mobile-Tensaw Mounds

A fragment of pottery breaks open the pivotal role the Mobile area played in ancient cultures.

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: John LeFlore’s Typewriter

This month’s artifact from the History Museum of Mobile — the typewriter of civil rights activist John LeFlore — is the symbol of a quiet revolution.

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: Civil War Speaking Trumpet

This month’s artifact from the History Museum of Mobile — a blockade runner’s speaking trumpet — played a fascinating role in the Civil War.

Mobile’s King of Chess

Dig into Mobile’s connection to “The Queen’s Gambit” through the story of legendary player Paul Morphy.

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: Chief Slac’s Threads

As part of our series highlighting the History Museum of Mobile’s exhibit “A History of Mobile in 22 Objects,” take a closer look this month at the story of Mardi Gras, told through Chief Slac’s Joe Cain Day costume from the 1970s.

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.

Mobile Nostalgia

Mobile memories shared on Facebook provide a nostalgic look back in time.

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.

Book Excerpt – The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History

In a sampling from his newest book, local author and MB contributor John Sledge tells the tale of a German submarine attack on a ship headed for Mobile.

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