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    • Holcombe, William H.

    • n.d.
    • William H. Holcome was a former sheriff of Mobile County and served in the Alabama House of Representatives. In 1923 federal agents arrested Holcombe and others, charging them with the illegal distribution of alcohol. After some manuevering, a jury...
    • Meaher Building,

    • n.d.
    • The Meaher Building on the northeast corner of St. Joseph and St. Michael streets, ca. 1925. On the bottom floor was Morrison's Cafeteria, which had moved from the German Relief Hall. The upper floors of the building housed the CPA firm of Prichard...
    • Fort Whiting

    • c. 1940
    • The exterior of Fort Whiting Armory, located at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the armory was paid for by the federal government during the Great Depression. Completed in 1938, the armory is named for Julian Wythe Whiting, a...
    • Bankhead Tunnel

    • 1940
    • Construction of the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile, Alabama, which was a New Deal project financed by the federal government. Construction began in 1938 and finished in 1940. It cost more than four million dollars to build and was considered quite an...
    • Brookley Air Force Base

    • n.d.
    • "Up the Pace, Save for Peace" was the slogan written on this hangar during World War II at Brookley Field. Through the efforts of local U.S. congressman Frank Boykin, the federal government announced plans on July 13, 1939, to put a new air supply...

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