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    • Overbey, Erik

    • 1914
    • Erik Overbey immigrated to Mobile, Alabama, from his native Norway in 1903. A short time later he set up shop as a photographer. Between 1905 and his retirement in the 1950s he snapped more than 100,000 images of his adopted city.
    • Paige, Satchel

    • n.d.
    • Satchel Paige, a Mobile native, had played in the Negro Leagues but entered Major League Baseball in 1948 with the Cleveland Indians. Born Leroy Robert Page in 1906 (some sources say 1905) in an area of Mobile, Alabama, called Down the Bay, Paige...
    • Azalea Trail

    • 1951
    • Miss America 1951 and Mobile native Yolande Betbeze poses with her escort Jack Stallworth on the second floor balcony of the Bellingrath Home at Bellingrath Gardens as Azalea Trail maids and their escorts look on.
    • Sansom, Emma

    • n.d.
    • Emma Samson (1847-1900) was a native of Georgia who moved with her family to Alabama when she was just a child. In 1863, as a teenager, she aided Confederate Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest in crossing Black Creek near Gadsden, Alabama, in...
    • Betbeze, Yolande

    • 1951
    • Miss America for 1951 and Mobile native Yolande Betbeze cuts the ribbon to open the 1951 Azalea Trail. Betbeze was one of the Miss America Pageant's most outspoken winners. Standing beside her is her escort Jack Stallworth. The two are standing in...

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