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Pre-20th Century
Joe Cain
Joe Cain is regarded as the founder of Mobile’s modern-day Mardi Gras celebration. Before the Civil War, Mobile Mardi Gras was celebrated in conjunction with festivities to ring in the ...
Pre-20th Century
Rube Burrow
Like the more famous outlaw Jesse James, Lamar County native Reuben Houston Burrow, better known as Rube Burrow, headed a gang of train robbers that included his younger brother Jim ...
Nature
Russell Cave
Russell Cave is located in northeast Alabama in Jackson County. It is a significant archaeological site with deep deposits that are a result of frequent use by Native Americans for ...
Baseball
Hank Aaron
Born Henry Louis Aaron on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, baseball icon Hank Aaron first honed his baseball skills while growing up in Alabama. He is best known for breaking ...
TV
Mother Angelica
Mother Angelica was the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network, located in Irondale, and founder of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. Born Rita Antoinette Rizzo ...
Pre-20th Century
Julia Tutwiler
Tuscaloosa native Julia Tutwiler was an educator, prison reformer, writer and outspoken proponent of education for women. She was closely involved with the founding of institutions that became the University ...
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