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Shooting the Breeze

On Mobile Bay, a cool breeze is a commodity, as tangible as the sweaty glass of lemonade in your hand and the porch beneath your toes. Before air...

Fruit of the Old Wise Men

Here’s a riddle for you. Which fruit will you most likely eat 28 pounds of this year? I’ll give you a hint: It splits quite nicely under...

Houses of Worship

Transport yourselves back into the early 1830s. The Catholics met in a building described by a seminarian as a “poor barn” in which “it was impossible to say mass when...

Pioneering Ono

Ham Wilson hadn’t heard from his grandfather in days. Any other week and this wouldn’t have been unusual. When Pappy was at his house on Ono Island, using...

Alabama Tea

When we think about oil, it’s easy for our minds to drift to faraway, hot places: pumps in Texas, wars in the Middle East, rigs...

Of Hurricanes Past

George Finkbohner Jr. explains that his mother had a theory. “She used to say that a big storm rolled through Mobile every 10 years, ” he shares. And you...

The Udder Truth

Have you ever wondered what occupied the land at the southeast corner of the Dauphin Street and Sage Avenue intersection? Driving past, you’ll see that acres of tall...

Playin' in the Mud

Mobilians’ relationship status with bay mud is complicated. The powerful Mobile River cuts a deep, carving path as it flows but fans out and weakens once in Mobile Bay,...

Citronelle's Wonderboy

At some point, Carvel William “Bama” Rowell must have asked himself, “What’s a guy gotta do to get a free watch?” When the Bulova Watch Company promised...

Timber!

Mobile’s position as a port city was millions of years in the making: layers of the Earth’s crust pressed and folded against one another, waterways cut new paths...

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