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Study the Past if You Would Define the Future     -- Confucius 

Connecting the lessons of the past with the goals of the future


Exploring local history and building bridges

one story at a time

Building Community by Expanding Knowledge

Delivery boys for Hammel Department Stores mobile 1914, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress
church st graveyard gates no. 3 black and white cropped
baseball team 1923 Bartonian yearbook of Mobile High School, Mobile, Alabama
Mobile Waterfront 1905 Detroit Pub LOC
Government Street looking west 1905 Detroit pub LOC
royal street 1905 detroit pub loc
Visitation Monastery, Mobile, Alabama, 1906
Oyster Boats Starting Out on Mobile Bay, 1911
Bienville Square, 1906
Bienville Hotel 1906
Monroe Park c. 1906

A timeline of stories and images can be found here, illuminating the past from the perspective of those who lived it. 

The people and their stories, their values and priorities, their hopes and fears, are the DNA of the city, slowly evolving with each generation. Each story is an integral part of the pattern which defines Mobile's unique identity, her culture and her character.

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The more we know about the past,

the more we know about each other.  Understanding the connection between people and events, sharing our values, priorities and goals as a community, builds unity and trust, clearing away the obstacles to peace, progress and prosperity. 


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Photo of the Month 

The Great Magazine Explosion
of May 25, 1865

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Harper's Weekly, June 24, 1865

Reproduction PRINTS  available HERE


Mobile History Week 

MAY 2024

Celebrating the people, places and events that have defined Mobile's unique place in the American story. 


Created and curated by Ann Jurgens-Pond, PhD


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