"Keeweechic's Mobile" Mobile by keeweechic

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Mobile has always done well because of its location – deep bay and harbour area which offered a perfect shipping port. Dauphin Island and the islands of the Gulf Shores were also ideal for military strategists. This is where they built strong forts to assure that only those they wanted in the bay were allowed in. There are many historic forts still around to show life into the past. Mobiles name is believed to come from a Choctaw Indian word for "paddlers." . From 1702-63 the area was occupied by the French and then by the British from 1763-80, and by the Spanish from 1780-1813.

It is believed that Prince Madoc of Wales first discovered Mobile Bay in 1170. In 1510, Amerigo Vespucci was thought to have mapped Mobile Bay. He was kindly received by the native Indians who lived on both shores of the bay. The city of Mobile is the county seat. Both the city and the county derive their name from Fort Louis de la Mobile, a French fortification erected near Mount Vernon in 1702.

There are wonderful grand houses and buildings within Mobile. I was pleasantly surprised by the area as a whole. The Battleship Memorial Park was a worthwhile visit too.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.
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  • Last visit to Mobile: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 31, 2006
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  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 11:09 PM

    I was enthused by the name Mobile, and your dicriptions were excellent. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  • Jul 1, 2005 at 4:38 PM

    no homeless people in the parks in Mobile at night, really. The city tries to kick them all out at sundown.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2004 at 2:16 PM

    I enjoyed reading about your trip to Mobile, as I will be going to Alabama in a couple of weeks. I won't make it to Mobile, but will be visiting Birmingham.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 2:25 AM

    Great page and travelogues Keewee with beautiful photos and excellent tips! It is so much fun to virtually discover these 'to me unknown' places in the USA! Thanks :-)))

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2003 at 11:00 AM

    Wow-- great as always. This is one city I do not know and it looks like I should visit. Thanks KWC! Greg (gitzmil)

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2003 at 10:07 AM

    Finally I Know where has the Mobiles discovery came from LOL Give me your Mobile number to tell you how I liked your Mobile page Keewee! :-))))

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2003 at 10:19 PM

    when the Bikies do good, that's seldom in the News....good on ya to mention their commitment KW....great Page, good read.and the Tunnel pic.awesome

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2003 at 6:18 PM

    Fantastic page thanks!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2002 at 4:10 AM

    Such brilliant detailed information and wonderful photos, thanks

  • RhondaRuth's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2002 at 8:23 AM

    Very impressive page on Alabama. Thanks!

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