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Retrospect: The Birmingham & Southeastern Railroad

In March 1950, Mobilians were treated to a top-to-bottom tour of the Waterman Steamship Corp.’s new headquarters.

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Mobile in 1950s

Retrospect: The opening of Mobile’s Waterman Building, 1950

In March 1950, Mobilians were treated to a top-to-bottom tour of the Waterman Steamship Corp.’s new headquarters.

Historical Alabama: Turning metal into motors

The information for this photo says that “engine pistons by the thousands are shipped each day from Ford Motor Company’s new aluminum castings plant...

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Retrospect: A look back at Roderick D. MacKenzie’s steel series

This year marks the centennial of an unlikely meeting between a Mobile artist and a Birmingham steel executive. In the summer of 1921, Roderick...

Funding Alabama: The First State Budget

Statehood was within sight when Gov. William Wyatt Bibb submitted his address to the first Alabama Legislature in October 1819. He likened the process...

Retrospect: The story of Sam the Banana Man

Copies of the February 19, 1951, edition of Life magazine sold quickly in Selma. The periodical featured the story of a humble former resident...
Greg and Iyishia Jones portrait

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