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Tag: July 2012

Ask McGehee: When was Government Plaza built, and how did that design ever get...

A Mobile County Courthouse had stood on the southwest corner of Government and Royal streets since 1822.  The fifth and last incarnation had been built in 1958, ...

Bringing Home History

Spider Alley. No, it’s not the title of a Stephen King novel. Paul and Pat Mayer’s Spring Hill home takes its name from the long, narrow...

First Catch

What was your very first memory? Was it so vivid, so strong, that it had a lasting impact on your life? Two months before my fourth...

Backyard Bites

Melissa and Steve Miller are always up for a party. The vibrant, fun couple is renowned for their energy and enthusiasm when it comes to entertaining. The Millers moved...

Spotlight: Mr. Willie

A good ice cream truck is always heard before it’s seen, and when “Pop Goes the Weasel” fills the streets of Midtown, it can only mean...

Authentic Throwbacks

Every Smalltown, U.S.A. has them; these are ours – people and places that stand the tests of time with grace and vigor. Birmingham photographer Major Adam “Gonzo” Colbert shares...

Swamp Writer: Dispatches from the Most Remote Area of Alabama

The air is still cool with the tailings of spring and the sky is deep blue. The river sparkles and flows deep and healthy in its channel through...

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