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He was general manager of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, a member of the Interstate Commerce Commissioner, a three-term city commissioner and mayor of Mobile.
Brothers Julian and Abe Saenger established the Saenger Amusement Company in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1910.
The USS Alabama, which has been a popular tourist draw since 1965, was not the first military vessel to bear that name but was the second battleship so named.
According to the 1947 Mobile city directory, Kevin Connors (who got the nickname of Chuck while playing college baseball) was residing at 1221 Texas Street.
Discover the amusing tale of the Rotary Club of Mobile's epic Prohibition-era prank in 1915 that made national headlines.
The Waterman Building was built in 1947 as a home for the largest privately owned shipping company in the world.
Every major American city was once defined by its fine department stores. Mobile originally had two: Gayfer’s and Hammel’s.
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.
In the history of local banks, there is a remarkable number of them that arrived with great fanfare and vanished within a short period. Others, which had been around for decades, shocked the community when they failed.
The historic building, which has housed luxurious condominiums for well over 20 years, got its start in 1908 as the Convent of Mercy.