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Secret Mobile: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure - by Amy Delcambre (Paperback)

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Secret Mobile: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure - by  Amy Delcambre (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

At a glance, Mobile is a reserved southern city, steeped in charm, heritage, and history. But look a little more closely and discover a winding tale of revivalist zeal, quirky contradictions, and delightfully ghastly scandals and scoundrels. In Secret Mobile: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, you'll unearth secrets of the past. People will be quick to tell you that Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America, and they'll be even quicker to tell you about Joe Cain, the rebellious firefighter credited with restoring the Mardi Gras tradition following the Civil War, but is that really the whole story? Not even close. As you'll quickly learn, when it comes to Mobile, there's always more to the story. Learn why the City of Mobile was twice burned to the ground, what famous Presidential quote was uttered in the historic Battle House Hotel, and how a tell-tale oak grew out of the grave of an allegedly innocent convicted murder. You'll explore new terrain--like how to join the city's most spirited kayaking group, where to find Hippie Beach, and the best way to see the iconic Middle Bay Lighthouse and the cow that lived there. Intrigued? Local author Amy Delcambre is just getting started. She'll be your storytelling guide to explore all of the unseen threads that make up the fabric of Mobile and help you dive in to untangle the facts and the legends that make up the best of Mobile's secrets.

About the Author

Amy Delcambre is a writer and photographer native to Mobile, AL who has a passion for the arcane. Much of her writing focuses on exposing character-defining "stranger than fiction" truisms of people and places. Two-time author of the official Visit Mobile travel guide, Amy's writing has also been featured in multiple publications including Visit South, Radiant Life, and The Oracle, to name a few. Discover more secrets and stay in touch with Amy by following along at @travelingwithstories and @secretmobileal on Instagram.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.91 Inches (W) x .47 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Travel
Sub-Genre: United States
Publisher: Reedy Press
Theme: East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN), South
Format: Paperback
Author: Amy Delcambre
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2022
TCIN: 87271015
UPC: 9781681064048
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-8285
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.47 inches length x 5.91 inches width x 8.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.8 pounds
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