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Enormous, fluffy, gorgeous spring dresses flanked by dapper gentlemen dressed in their Sunday best. On the sidelines politicians stumped and while crowds flocked to food, drink and fellowship. The … more
In 1865, Union soldiers who happened upon the Daphne United Methodist Church were granted permission to sleep there - if they promised to leave the building, and its contents, undisturbed. They … more
Gartrell Agee remembers learning to make bread and sew in this kitchen. In 1946 she was a first grader here at the Baldwin County Training School in Daphne, created in 1889 as a place for African … more
In two years, artist Stig Marcussen created more than 800 paintings and 700 drawings. Each work captured Baldwin County as it progressed, yet stayed the same during that time. A good portion of … more
Baldwin County has a rich, interesting history that has been told through books, oral history presentations and even theater. Now, you can see how the county has changed over time, through an … more
As the story goes, Jesse’s Restaurant is haunted. Some locals in Magnolia Springs say the 96-year-old building is still home to Jesse King who ran the counter when the building was known as the … more
In the summer of 1864, President Abraham Lincoln believed all was lost. There wasn’t a single bit of good news from the frontlines. In a memorandum to his cabinet, he warned that he would most … more
Gulf Shores may seem like a hip, modern seaside resort town but this happening island started as a quiet, sleepy fishing port. In fact, the popular tourist destination started as a community of … more
For the first time in over a decade, royalty will reign over Gulf Shore’s Shrimp Festival. This year the festival is introducing the First Annual Little Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant, open to … more
Fort Morgan may be more than 100 years old but historians are discovering new facts about the fort every day. Located on Mobile Point at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, the fort was used … more
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