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    • Tommie Littleton Boxing,

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    • In 1900 the Impastato family left Siciliy for New Orleans. They ran a grocery there that became the popular Napoleon House Bar in the French Quarter. Sam Impastato, however, had other ideas. When he left home he changed his name to Tommie Littleton...
    • Banana Trade

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    • Initiated in 1893, the banana trade quickly became an important aspect of Mobile's economic life. This turn-of-the-century photo shows workers sorting and counting bananas as they are transferred from ships to refrigerated railroad cars and...
    • Jewish Temple,

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    • Built in 1846, this structure originally housed a congregation of Universalists. It was located on Jackson Street between St. Michael and St. Louis streets. Not popular in Mobile, membership in the Universalists declined and in 1853 the group...
    • Hartwell, Harry T.

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    • The man in the center of this photograph is Harry T. Hartwell. He served four terms as mayor of Mobile, Alabama, and was instrumental in getting a new baseball park established after Monroe Park was destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. The new park...
    • St. Mary's Church,

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    • The old St. Mary's Church and rectory. Established by Bishop John Quinlan, Mobile's second bishop, in 1867, the church was located at the southwest corner of Lafayette Street and the old Shell road (Old Shell Road). Father Abram Joseph Ryan (ca....
    • Alabama State Docks

    • 1932
    • At the turn of the twentieth century the importation of bananas from Central and South America became an important part of Mobile's economy. Here men are unloading that fruit from an incoming vessel and carrying them to waiting refrigerated...
    • Figures, Thomas

    • 1976
    • Thomas Figures, brother of late Alabama Senator Michael Figures and brother-in-law of current Alabama legislator Vivian Davis Figures. In 1978, Thomas became the first African-American assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of...
    • Junior League of Mobile

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    • Members of the Junior League of Mobile strolling outside the Schley-Rutherford Home where a Junior League tea took place. The sign reads: Mardi Gras Memoir Tea / Azalea Trail Visitors Cordially Invited. The Azalea Trail was a tourist event begun in...
    • WODX Radio

    • 1930
    • Transmitting equipment for the WODX Radio Station in Mobile, Alabama. The station began in 1930 and first broadcast its signal from the Battle House Hotel. WODX is Mobile's oldest radio station. It later became WALA (1933-1963), WUNI (1963-1984),...
    • Barton Academy

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    • Located on Government Street, Barton Academy was the first public school in the state of Alabama. It was the brainchild of community leaders such as Henry Hitchcock and Willoughby Barton, who believed Mobile was the most important city in the...
    • Lewis, Cudjo

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    • In 1859 Timothy Meaher and Captain William Foster conspired to illegally import a cargo of Africans. They were smuggled into the United States, landing in the Plateau/Magazine Point district north of Mobile. After the Civil War many of the Africans...

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