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De Soto’s Interpreter Was Almost Roasted By The Indians

Once Christopher Columbus discovered America, other explorers from many countries quickly followed in his path. One of these explorers was Pánfilo de Narvaez. Read…

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Did you know six years before the Wright Bros. famous flight a manned glider flew 15 feet over Mobile Bay beach in Alabama?

Glider flew in 1893 over Mobile Bay beach The land around Brookley field in Mobile, Alabama has played a part in United States aviation…

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No other place in the United States has street names like those in the city of Mobile, Alabama

MOBILE STREETS' NAMES DATE FROM IMPORTANT PAGES WORLD'S HISTORY By Benjamin D. Baker Federal Writers' Project Council Chamber, City Hall Mobile, Alabama November 20,…

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Mobile, Alabama, a colony of France, Britain and Spain – this {film and old photographs} reveals its mixed heritage

 First Capital of Colonial French Louisiana "On January 20, 1702, French colonists, led by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, establish Fort Louis de la Mobile on a…

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See original Feb. 16, 1940 and 1942 [film, photographs & speech] of the USS Alabama being launched

Today, January 9, "the battleship USS Alabama was dedicated in Mobile as a World War II memorial. Commissioned in August 1942, the Alabama served primarily in…