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Between the years of 1910 and 1920, Mexico was embroiled in a civil war. In 1914, the United States sent a military contingent to that nation to...

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In the late spring of 1914, a sign painter named Charles Ponzi arrived in Mobile aboard the steamer Tarpon. He had been working on board as a painter...

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Constantine Panayiotou was a Greek immigrant who had come to Chicago in 1913 where he started out as a dishwasher and learned the restaurant business from the local chefs....

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On October 2, 1948, some 20, 000 Mobilians jammed into the new Ladd Stadium for a football game. The Alabama Crimson Tide played the second game of their...

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Trying to explain who Eugene Walter was is never easy. He has been described as a poet, a novelist, an artist, an art collector, a...

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In 1904, Annie Louise Waterman (whose husband would later found Waterman Steamship Co.) met with a group of local boys to discuss the formation of a club. The...

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According to a 1908 account in the Mobile Register, Mr. Fernand S. Frederic was erecting “a 3-story dye house and cleaning establishment” at 308 - 312 Dauphin Street....

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The bold, black headline of the April 29, 1951, edition of the Mobile Register exclaimed, “Robert Vogeler, Cold War Pawn, Returns to U.S.;...

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In 1914, Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The idea for such a day stretched back to 1868 when a West Virginian named Ann...

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Yes, a lynching took place on the southeast corner of Church and St. Emanuel streets (when those two streets used to intersect) in the early morning hours of January...

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