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Zoo Dreaming

Like any number of rural Baldwin County folk, Johnny Wise runs a farm. He raises the usual array of livestock: cows, horses, chickens, goats...

Baldwins, Assemble!

Baldwin County’s namesake, Abraham Baldwin (1785 - 1801), was a longtime legislator from Georgia who never even visited the state of Alabama. He did, however,...

Baldwin County Treasures

Known for its lush farmland, manicured golf courses, quaint towns and beautiful beaches, Baldwin County is rich with resources. But if you’re willing to travel...

Hard Day’s Work

In the years surrounding the turn of the 19th century, America and the world were dealing with mechanization in an unprecedented manner. The Industrial Revolution created jobs...

Ask McGehee: What is the history of Baytreat at Battles Wharf in Baldwin County?

Nestled among the waterfront estates of Battles Wharf is a facility owned and operated by Mobile’s Government Street Presbyterian Church. While architecturally resembling many of its neighbors with...

Bay Stumpers

1. How many vehicles crossed the Cochrane Bridge on its first day? 2. When and where was the first modern street pavement in Mobile? 3. When...

Bay Stumpers: The Answers

Click here for the Bay Stumper questions. 1. Five hundred and fifty automobiles made the trek across the bridge. 2. Mayor Walter F. Walsh did the...

Sisterhood of the Bay

When you live on the Gulf Coast, all five of your senses are indulged daily: the feel of sand between your toes, the sound of seagulls,...

Ask McGehee: A “Warehouse District” in Mobile?

While it was not officially called the warehouse district, there was, beginning in the 19th century, a small city of warehouses between Water Street and...

Shrimp Boat Revival

Skip Jones flips through a photo album of before-and-after pic-tures of the shrimp boat he has spent the past four years resurrecting. The underlying theme of the record...

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