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Is it true that a Mobilian helped complete the Panama Canal?

The Story of Old Mobile

Dear Mrs. Beverly, ” begins the 1938 letter from the Works Progress Administration of Alabama. “Referring to our effort to compile material for the proposed Almanac for Alabamians, ...

Invaders of the Gulf

PARTY CRASHER The lionfish, of the genus Pterois, is a venomous fish native to the Red Sea and the Indo-Pacific. Its spread throughout the Western Atlantic and...

The Pinecone War of 1815

Thousands of them splashed ashore on the Gulf side of Dauphin Island on February 6, 1815, resplendent in red coats, laced pelisses and highland plaid. They...

A Slice of History

A toddler enjoys some Dixie Bread.    Original photo from the Erik Overbey Collection, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama...

Madame Le Vert: Hostess Extraordinaire

ABOVE Octavia Walton Le Vert, painted by Thomas Sully. Photo courtesy of Maggie Tuberville, Historic Mobile Preservation Society. It...

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What's the history of the old school on Broad Street?

A Hoot and a Half

There are a couple truths about owls that you may find surprising. First, you might not know that they’re ruthless...

Line of Scrimmage

Young friends take a break from their tackling and punting.    ORIGINAL PHOTO FROM THE DOY LEALE MCCALL RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY, USA ARCHIVES  • COLORIZATION BY DYNAMICHROME LIMITED    ...

Empire Theatre, 1940

Mobile movies on Lower Dauphin   ORIGINAL PHOTO FROM THE DOY LEALE MCCALL RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY, USA ARCHIVES  • COLORIZATION BY DYNAMICHROME LIMITED    The Beaux-Arts-informed Empire Theatre...

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