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Ask McGehee: Historic Marker at the southeast corner of Government and Warren streets

From 1907 until 1952, Alabama’s oldest Jewish congregation worshipped in a temple located at the southeast corner of Government and Warren streets. However,...

Ask McGehee: What are the details of the marker concerning a lynching in Mobile?

At roughly 1:15 a.m. on the morning of January 23, 1909, a group of two dozen armed, masked men strolled into what was then called the New Jail at 104 Church Street and held a gun on a deputy to obtain the keys to the cells. A prisoner was taken by force out onto the street and dragged west.

Ask McGehee: Where did the name of the Leinkauf historic district originate?

That designated district, located south of Government Street, is named for the historic public school located on Church Street.

Mobile’s Other “Banana Man”

Ashbel Hubbard worked his way up the ladder of success in Mobile’s most important industry of the early 1900s.

Tales from the Swamp

Dig into the Stories and Secrets of the now-lost and almost-forgotten Wragg Swamp.

Born With a Silver Spoon

A local estate silver expert breaks down three eras of past silver design and explains why Southerners still can’t get enough.

Ask McGehee: What was the cause of the great explosion in Mobile at the end...

Although the war had ended with Mobile largely unscathed, that all changed at 2:15 p.m. on May 26, 1865. An explosion larger than any imagined during the wars rocked the city.

New Mobile Tree Trail: Sharing the love for Mobile’s Nature and Past

See this updated trail featuring the 15 trees that best represent our beautiful and diverse city.

2024 Mobile Bay Magazine Bucket List

There is no excuse for being bored in 2024. Take advantage of everything Mobile and Baldwin counties have to offer, and check them off as you go!

Ask McGehee: Who was the British nobleman who served as king of Mobile’s Mardi...

The only British-born monarch of Mobile’s Mardi Gras was Arthur Shirley Benn. The year was 1896, but he served under the name of “Emperor of Joy” rather than King Felix.

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