Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade Historical

Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade Historical (HM1WHS)

Location: Mobile, AL 36602 Mobile County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.409', W 88° 2.406'

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On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 1868, the Order of Myths gathered at this intersection shortly after 8 p.m. and began its first parade. The procession traveled west on Government, north on Warren east on Dauphin, north on Joachim west on State, south on Claiborne east on St. Louis, and south on St. Joseph to St. Michael and Temperance Hall, where the OOM ball was held. The parade included four open wagons, each depicting a scene from Lala Rookh, the Thomas Moore romance set in Persia: Lalla Rookh and her maids: the veiled prophet Mokanna and his followers: Hafed and a band of fire worshippers and the caliph. Al Hassan. and his suite. On horseback, between each wagon, rode groups of OOM members dressed as Persian warriors.
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 400383 N 3395725
Decimal Degrees30.69015000, -88.04010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.409', W 88° 2.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 24.54" N, 88° 2' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 S Royal St, Mobile AL 36602, US
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