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Reef Master

David Walter is the country’s premier builder of man-made reefs. He helped make Alabama the most productive red snapper state. Tourist destinations compete for him to attract snorkelers.

Recipe for All Pro Hospitality

“There’s only one place in the world that you can see that view, and that’s...

Metallurgical Reimagining

Some 12 years ago Frank Ledbetter’s life was in tatters. An ill-fated expansion had plunged the metal fabrication shop he’d founded in 1976 more...

An Economic History of Family Farming

Despite encroaching residential and commercial development, Baldwin County’s Belforest community remains predominantly a patchwork of family farms, most rooted in the late...

Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

In a spate of recent medical journal articles and presentations at scientific conferences, Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki has warned that long-term health risks from...

Born to Build Guitars

When Roger Fritz recently relocated to Alabama — to Fairhope, on Mobile Bay — the state reclaimed the business of a master...

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