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    • Boykin, Frank

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    • Frank Boykin (1885-1969) was Mobile's representative to the U.S. Congress from 1935 to 1969. Born in Choctaw County, Boykin was quite a colorful character. Wealthy through real estate investments, he was once tried as a bootlegger, prosecuted by...
    • Crichton Theater

    • 1949
    • 2723 through 2729 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama, an area known as Crichton. The street featured the Crichton Theater and Blue Bird Seed and Hardware. The theater was showing Free for All, a film featuring Robert Cummings and Ann Blyth. The...
    • World War II

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    • Thousands of workers passed through the gates of ADDSCO during World War II. They came, as in this c. 1943 photo, three shifts a day, seven days a week, producing and repairing the vessels America needed for the war.
    • Brookley Air Force Base

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    • "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...
    • Fowler, John Ellis

    • 1936
    • John Ellis Fowler in his watch shop. Fowler, who had come to Mobile, Alabama, from Mississippi around 1890. A fine craftsman at repairing watches and clocks, Fowler was also interested in air flight. From 1893 through 1899 he experimented with...

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