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The History of Three Mile Creek

Dive into the history of Three Mile Creek with this early 1900s photograph, and find out how the body of water got its name.

Mobile’s Original Floral Parade, 1905

A blossoming 1905 photograph offers a glimpse into the history of Mobile's Floral Parade.

Ask McGehee: Was Mobile’s Stocking Street named to identify it as part of the...

Stocking Street in the Leinkauf District was actually named for John Stocking, who served as Mobile’s mayor from 1831 to 1834.

The Black Warrior Affair

In the winter of 1854, a steamer out of Mobile sparked a diplomatic incident that threatened war between the United States and Spain over Cuba.

The Lost Boys of Mardi Gras

For decades, the Catholic Boys Home in Mobile fielded the most entertaining marching band in Mardi Gras.

Lost at Sea: The Men of SS Azalea City

In February 1942, a merchant vessel with a Mobile connection disappeared without a trace.

A Little Garden of Eden

Historian John Sledge leads us on a stroll through the streets of Spanish Mobile.

Ask McGehee: What’s the story behind Downtown’s long-forgotten St. Andrew Hotel?

Like other hotels in Mobile, the St. Andrew flourished during severe housing shortages during World War II.

Ask McGehee: What’s the history of the Catholic Church that is closed on Springhill...

St. Joseph’s Church was dedicated in 1908 and has been vacant since 2018. The parish itself has a much longer history, however.

George Gauld: A Man of Ability

Maritime historian John S. Sledge recounts the story of a Scottish cartographer’s 18th-century visit to Mobile Bay and the stunning map it yielded.

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