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Hurricane Camille: Monster storm devastated Gulf Coast 50 years ago today – al.com

August 18, 2019
In August of 1969 America was still celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing, music lovers were flocking to New York for Woodstock and the Manson clan terrified California with the grisly murder of Sharon Tate and four others. But there was another monster lurking in the Gulf of Mexico. It was Hurricane Camille, which devastated parts of the northern Gulf Coast 50 years ago today.
Source: Hurricane Camille: Monster storm devastated Gulf Coast 50 years ago today - al.com
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First Flora-Bama Mullet Toss 1986 – YouTube

August 15, 2019

The First Mullet Toss was April of 1986 on the Florida/Alabama line. People came from all over to throw dead mullet from Alabama into Florida. The group first set out to beat a Guinness World Record but they ended up doing much more than that. They created an American tradition on the line.

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The History of Orange Beach, Alabama – YouTube

July 27, 2019

This documentary, “Life is Better Here: The History of Orange Beach, Alabama,” was commissioned by the City of Orange Beach and produced by Compass Media, Inc. in 2014. Narrated by New York Times bestselling author and Orange Beach resident Andy Andrews, this film tells the story of how Orange Beach went from a small fishing village to a world-class family destination.

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Fairhope making plans for 125th anniversary festivities – al.com

July 04, 2019
Fairhope leaders are asking citizens to help tell the story of the city as it prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary. Nov. 15, 1894, was "Round-Up Day," on which the city's founders launched a colony with a single-tax structure based on the philosophy of Henry George, author of the influential 1879 book "Progress and Poverty." According to information released by the office of Mayor Karin Wilson, programming at the James P. Nix Center, the Fairhope Public Library and the Fairhope Museum of History "will be designed to help tell the rich history of the city" leading up to Nov. 15.
Source: Fairhope making plans for 125th anniversary festivities - al.com
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History of Perdido Pass: From man-made channel to federal waterway | Orange Beach

July 02, 2019
Did you know that Perdido Pass was originally man-made? Prior to 1906, there was only one way to enter the Gulf of Mexico from Perdido Bay - and the back bays of present-day Orange Beach - and that was a very narrow channel, located where the Flora-Bama sits today. In early 1906, Herman Callaway along with members of his family and the Walkers dug a channel by hand connecting Perdido Bay to the Gulf. The hurricane of September 27, 1906 blew open the channel with its tidal surge and finished the construction of what would become known as Perdido Pass.
Source: History of Perdido Pass: From man-made channel to federal waterway | Orange Beach
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The History of Deep Sea Fishing Orange Beach | Great Days Outdoors

June 13, 2019
While the industry of deep sea fishing Orange Beach doesn’t enjoy a large coastline, the fishery both inshore and offshore is productive, and robust, largely due to extensive reef development. That artificial reef system has resulted in what many say is the best red snapper fishing in the region, if not the world.  That didn’t happen by accident or overnight.
Source: The History of Deep Sea Fishing Orange Beach | Great Days Outdoors
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The History of Deep Sea Fishing Orange Beach | Great Days Outdoors

June 03, 2019
While the industry of deep sea fishing Orange Beach doesn’t enjoy a large coastline, the fishery both inshore and offshore is productive, and robust, largely due to extensive reef development. That artificial reef system has resulted in what many say is the best red snapper fishing in the region, if not the world.  That didn’t happen by accident or overnight.
Source: The History of Deep Sea Fishing Orange Beach | Great Days Outdoors
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Hurricane Frederic and the damage and growth of Gulf Shores

April 27, 2019
When you think of Gulf Shores, you think of beaches. You think of condos. And now you start thinking more about traffic. Highway 59 and Beach Boulevard, a very active part of the city. You know the Giant Shark is a landmark, the Hangout Music Festival, a landmark and of course the entrance to the beaches. But Gulf Shores wasn’t always like this. Let’s go back in time, before Hurricane Frederic, to a quieter Gulf Shores.
Source: Hurricane Frederic and the damage and growth of Gulf Shores

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