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Tag: Ask McGehee

Iron Men

What a game it would be. If the Fountain of Youth could be discovered behind the spigot of a Gatorade cooler, the bronze suddenly shaken from old...

Ten Years Gone

The embossed leather and brass fire helmet, above, similar in design to those worn by many fire fighters, belonged to a retired captain from Engine Company...

A Doggone Good Time

I realized a few weeks ago that my dog no longer sports the trim figure I remembered from his youth. The Red Dog used to be an alert little...

Ask McGehee: Magnolia Manor

 In June 1931, the homeowner, local defense attorney Foster Kirksey Hale Jr., was gunned down by his former mistress in his St. Michael Street office. “Two...

Old Iron

For the agriculturally inclined, there must be something almost tender and seductive about restoring antique tractors. It has to be better than my own fantasies about my first...

Ask McGehee: 1116 Government St.

Coca-Cola bottler Walter Bellingrath had the structure built, but it was never part of his gardens on Fowl River.Bellingrath and his wife, Bessie, bought a 10-room...

Ask McGehee: Silver Collection at Museum of Mobile

Col. Edward Lafayette Russell came to Mobile in 1875 as a legal representative for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, which was in bankruptcy. Within eight years of his...
Old black and white photo of Tuthill Lane

Ask McGehee: What is the story behind Tuthill Lane in Spring Hill?

Tuthill Lane earned its name from George Augustus Tuthill who paid $500 for a 5-acre lot on the northwest corner of Old Shell Road in 1849.

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