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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
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
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
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
Due to myriad circumstances the French moved their settlement at 27 Mile Bluff to its present site of Mobile. At about this same time the French government began to experiment with various means that … more
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
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
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
Tammy Kinney remembers visiting the Robertsdale Livestock Auction as a child and watching the men bring a large bull into the ring. The animal barely fit through the door. And, he was not happy to be … more
Jimmy Driver was just 10-years-old when he helped his father dig holes to build what would become one of the biggest cattle markets in the south. Driver’s entire family, in fact, was a force in … more
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