Free Things To Do In Alabama Fort Conde Mobile AL

Fort Conde

Mobile was originally founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1702 as Fort Louis de la Mobile at 27-Mile Bluff up river (27 miles [43 km] from the mouth).[1][2] After the Mobile River flooded and damaged the fort, Mobile was relocated in 1711 to the current site. A temporary wooden stockade fort was constructed, also named Fort Louis after the old fort up river.[1] In 1723, construction of a new brick fort with a stone foundation began, renamed later as Fort Condé in honor of Louis Henri de Bourbon, duc de Bourbon and prince de Condé.

Boyington Oak | Church Street Graveyard | Mobile Alabama

Boyington Oak

The Boyington Oak is a historic Southern live oak in Mobile, Alabama. In a city with many live oaks that are famous for their age and size, the Boyington Oak stands out as a singular example of one famous for the folklore surrounding its origin.
Ghost stories about the tree claim that visitors have reported hearing crying and whispering sounds emanating from the vicinity of the tree.

Bayou La Batre Alabama

Visiting Forrest Gump

Visiting Forrest Gump

Bayou La Batre Alabama
Bayou La Batre is mesmerizing. As soon as you arrive at the first traffic light (one of two) at Highway 188 and Padgett Switch Road, it’s not hard to let yourself reminisce about days and places long gone. Speed limit signs in Bayou La Batre need to be replaced with big red caution signs: “Caution. Wonder & Astonishment Ahead!” Turn left.

Semmes Alabama: the place we call home

Semmes Alabama

Semmes Alabama
Semmes is a city in western Mobile County, Alabama, in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. Formerly an unincorporated community, voters in Semmes approved incorporation of a part of the community as the city of Semmes on August 17, 2010. The town was officially declared incorporated on May 2, 2011. The city covers 2,100 acres. The current Mayor is David Baker. Semmes Alabama Demographics
The population of Semmes, Alabama is:

 78.2% White
10.2% Hispanic or Latino, and
6.28% two or more races.

Mobile-County-Alabama

Mobile County Alabama

Mobile County Alabama
Mobile County Alabama was occupied for thousands of years by varying cultures of indigenous peoples. The historic Choctaw had occupied this area along what became called the Mobile River when encountered by early French traders and colonists, who founded Mobile in the early eighteenth century. The British took over the territory in 1763 (along with other French territories east of the Mississippi River) after defeating the French in the Seven Years’ War. During the American Revolutionary War, it came under Spanish rule as part of Spanish Florida. Spain ceded the territory to the United States after the War of 1812.

Betty’s Berry Farm – Blueberries, Blackberries

Betty’s Berry Farm
Blueberries, Blackberries
3887 Driskell Loop Road
Wilmer, AL 36587
Phone: 251-649-1711
Email: bettysberryfarm@aol.com

Open: In season,  7 days a week, Self serve 6 am to 10 pm from May 15 to July 15. Directions: Hwy 98 West to Wilmer, AL. Turn left on Wilmer Road, to 1st paved road on right (4mi) to Howell’s Ferry, turn right , go 1 mile & take 1st left onto Driskell Loop Road. Farm is on corner- Driveway is from Driskell Loop. Prices: in 2011 were $1.50 per lb.  There is a $5.00 minimum charge for customers over 6 years of age.

CSS Jamestown (1861 - 1862) | Also known as Thomas Jefferson

Thomas L. Harrison | Battle Of Mobile Bay Hero

 
Obituary Notice for Thomas L. Harrison
At Mobile, Thomas L. Harrison, the hero on the confederate side in the Battle of Mobile Bay, died Friday night, aged fifty-one years.  He graduated from Annapolis, and at the age of twenty years, he entered the confederate naval service. He was ordered to Mobile in 1862 and appointed executive office for the gunboat Morgan.  

In the battle in the spring of 1865, when Farragut forced an entrance into Mobile Bay, the little vessel was soon driven under the shelter of the guns of Fort Morgan, the ram

 

Tennessee and the gunboat Selma having been captured and the gunboat Gaines burned.  

The captain of the Morgan gave orders to abandon the ship and set her on fire.  Lieutenant Harrison, however, reminding the crew that this was the only free vessel in the bay and would be of incalculable value to the confederacy if saved, asked the men to volunteer to run the boat up to Mobile.  Every man stepped to the starboard. Thereupon Harrison requested the captain to step below.

David Wayne Trippe

David Wayne Trippe

Give A Little Credit Where Credit Is Due
David Wayne Trippe

Up and coming Singer/Songwriter David Wayne Trippe has been involved in Live Performance since 1976. Over the years, he has worked with companies such as Tate Publishing, Giant Records and Integrity Music. He has recorded with David Huff (David and the Giants) and Steve Grisham (The Outlaws) and has shared the stage with Whitecross, New Song, Russ Taff, David and the Giants, Phil Driscol, Lulu, Rusty Goodman and other legends of Gospel and Inspirational Music. He has written or co-written several Christian Songs that have received Radio airplay with success. He began to try his hand at writing Country Songs in 2003, in which several were forwarded to Established Artist.