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Tag: October 2014

The Bird Nest

“I’ve got an idea, ” I told Jeremy. “We’ll build a nest. A huge one, way back in the woods in the top of a tree. And we’ll...

Natural Selections: Myocastor coypus

More than a century ago, U.S. ranchers began to import nutria from South America in order to harvest their soft, brown fur. Eventually, remaining swamp...

Ask McGehee

According to early city directories, Mobile had 10 cigar dealers operating in 1869 but no manufacturers. That rapidly changed. In 1875 there were 19 cigar manufacturers listed. ...

The Streets of Victorian Mobile

Following the Civil War, Mobile was slow to recover, but as the decades passed, things steadily improved. Business and civic leaders pursued better water and rail...

Celtics Unite

Although our founding fathers were French, the Bay area boasts a rich Celtic culture dating back hundreds of years. While it wasn’t always celebrated, the Bay area...

Operation Enduring Freedom

He commanded two detachments in Afghanistan with all the horrors that wartime brings, losing comrades to improvised explosive devices and unseen snipers. When he got home to Mobile,...

Nacho Nirvana

1. BIGGER AND BETTER Chip in with a crowd for OK Bicycle Shop’s smoked duck appetizer, left. This mountain of crispy tortillas comes slathered with jack cheese, pickled...

By George!

It was George who built this city. Well, not the entire city, but most of its noted buildings. In 1901, George B. Rogers was just traveling...

Spar & Grill

Amid the sounds of SEC football and guffawing laughter, six gentlemen sit around a small patio table. The laughter abruptly stops as a young redhead hurriedly opens and...

Bachelor Chefs

William Morrissette, Leighton Parnell and Johnny Lau have always shared a mutual passion for food, and now they’re really cooking. The trio of talented foodie friends, ...

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