Building Community by Expanding Knowledge
Exploring local history and building bridges
that connect us to each other and to the community,
one story at a time.
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Explore the untold history ,
stories you've never read.
not just WHAT HAPPENED, but
WHY it happened &
WHY it matters
Love Mardi Gras ? Learn more of the real story behind Mobile's
mystic traditions at MobileMardiGrasTrail.com
and get weekly Mardi Gras history with new research and new perspectives found at Historic Mobile Mardi Gras
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Mobile's Historic Places & Stories
The more we know about the past,
the more we know about each other. Understanding the connection between people and events builds unity and trust, clearing away the obstacles to peace, progress and prosperity.
is about the history we are making today.
The Mobile Dialogue was created with the understanding
*a city prospers when citizens share a sense of ownership in its future,
when their voice is recognized and validated;
*knowledge leads to commitment
*when citizens are committed to the community,
they share a responsibility
for making it the best it can be,
now and in the future.
Photos of the Month
March in Mobile
The focus of the early Mobile Carnival Association was on tourism. Advertisements such as this one promoted Mobile's status as "Mother of Mystics" and were combined with special railroad rates bringing tourists to Mobile from all over the country.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction PRINTS available HERE
Celebrating the people, places and events that have defined Mobile's unique place in the American story.