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What Happened to the Cowbellions?

Mobile’s original mystic society, which reigned supreme over celebration and mirth in 19th-century Mobile, danced into oblivion some 60 years after it was founded.

Ask McGehee: Who was the British nobleman who served as king of Mobile’s Mardi...

The only British-born monarch of Mobile’s Mardi Gras was Arthur Shirley Benn. The year was 1896, but he served under the name of “Emperor of Joy” rather than King Felix.

The Mardi Gras Master of Make-Believe

John Augustus Walker changed the world of float design and made Mobile’s Mardi Gras a sight to behold.

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