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An Aerial View of Fort Gaines

An aerial shot of the early 19th-century fort on Dauphin Island is rich with detail, color and history.

Back Story: Christening the S.S. Mobile City, 1920

Take a closer look at this 1920 photograph of the christening of the S.S. Mobile City in Chickasaw.

The History of Yellow Fever in Mobile

An airtight coffin is the ominous symbol of a city paralyzed by a fearsome disease.

The Wreck of the Saint-Antoine

An 18th-century maritime mishap provoked a tense Franco-Spanish standoff over who controlled Mobile Bay.

Ask McGehee: Was Mobile’s electric plant once destroyed by an explosion?

Local historian Tom McGehee gives the full story behind the explosion that took place at Mobile Electric Lighting Company in February 1919.

Ask McGehee

What is Mobile’s beer brewing history?

Ask McGehee

How long has downtown Mobile had parking meters?

Young Oyster Tongers, 1911

A supposed 14-year-old digs for oysters in the Bay.

A Mobile Classic Turns 70

“Remember Mobile” — a romantic, affectionate look at our past in prose and drawings — is a book still worth remembering.

Ask McGehee

What’s the history of the building on Broad Street that once housed the Red Cross?

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