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PATRON + Immigrant introduces Japanese camellias from wife’s dowry to Mobile in 1917

Kosaku Sawada was born in Osaka, central Japan Oct. 21, 1882. and pursued an education at Osaka University, graduating with a degree in agriculture. In 1906, he immigrated…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Gunpowder explodes in warehouse at Mobile and destroys half the town. [pictures & list of wounded soldiers]

On April 12, 1865 the Civil War ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his command to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at…

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PATRON + 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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PATRON – October 1915 – news in Grand Bay of a stranger’s death, severe insect bites, a family devastated by fever, and more. . .

PATRON – October 1915 news in Grand Bay of a stranger's death, severe insect bites, a family devastated by fever, and more. . .…