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Tag: April 2021

“The Pirate bore down on us…”

Maritime historian John Sledge recounts the eventful maiden voyage of the revenue cutter Alabama.

Ask McGehee

Is it true that one of NASA’s first astronauts was from Mobile?

Horsing Around

Take a look back at the historic Arlington Fairgrounds through the lens of a 1925 photograph.

4 Local Dishes To Try this Month

Our contributing food fanatics share the local dishes that made them hungry for more.

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.

Hometraining has Nothing to Do with Puppies

Manners, ladies and gentlemen, are a clear indicator of hometraining, according to writer Audrey McDonald Atkins.

On Prayer and Chocolate

The story of Mobile’s Visitation Monastery is one of devotion, resilience and sweet, sweet confection.

Hija Del Azucar

One Cuban exile never forgot her childhood as the daughter of a prosperous sugar miller, spending most of her life yearning for that homeland and sharing its culture with all who would listen.

Talking Turkey with Tom Kelly

Legendary hunter, author and Mobilian Tom Kelly reflects on eight decades in the pursuit of turkey.

Spring Wine Pairings

Christina Quick, wine director at Provision in Fairhope, takes the guesswork out of pairing and provides a little insight into wines you ought to try.

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