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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
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
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
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