Azalea Trail - City of Mobile

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Azalea Trail - City of Mobile
To motivate Mobilians to take greater individual
responsibility for the improvement of their community
environment. KMB has three main areas of focus which
are recycling, litter prevention and beautification.
Keep Mobile Beautiful is an affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful System.
MOBILE
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Keep Mobile Beautiful
Our Mission:
Driving Map
Mobile's Azalea Trail
History
The azalea bush has a shallow root system, but the roots
of Mobile’s Azalea Trail are deep. In 1928-29 the Mobile
Junior Chamber of Commerce, known now as the Mobile
Jaycees, sold azaleas bushes on downtown streets. The
Azalea Trail project was suggested by Sam Lackland and
was headed by Marion Draughton. The citizens of Mobile
were encouraged to plant azaleas in their yards and along
the local streets. It was truly a community project.
The Azalea Trail was chartered in 1933. In 1938, over
5000 cars, carrying about 25,000 people, toured the then
17 mile Trail. By 1940, Mobile’s Azalea Trail attracted 100,000
visitors. The Lions Club planted the medians of Spring Hill
Avenue in 1941 which are now being revitalized by Keep
Mobile Beautiful. In 1972, Mobile began to paint the “pink
line” to designate the Trail. The Azalea Trail Run began in 1978.
The Azalea Trail and its celebrations have changed. It
expanded in lean years and what was written in 1938 still
rings true, “economic disaster sometimes seemed not far
away…the Azalea Trail was lovingly developed by a city
with profound sense of the beautiful and a splendid talent
for community endeavor.” In Chinese culture, the azalea is
known as "thinking of home bush." Anyone from Mobile can
certainly agree. Mobile County is a major national supplier
of azaleas in the United States, so Keep Mobile Beautiful
encourages Mobilians to “Rethink the Pink” and again
invite visitors to see how Mobile is “Pretty in Pink.”
MOBILE
AZALEA
TRAIL
Azalea Trail Maids
Mobile's Junior Chamber
of Commerce, now known as
the Jaycees, chartered the first
court of maids in 1935, soon
after the Azalea Trail began.
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Early maids numbered only
ten which were debutantes
and Mardi Gras royalty. In the late 1940’s a radio singing star
and a Mexican movie star served as queens. In 1950, Azalea
Trail maids first wore the antebellum dresses with which they
are now associated. In the 50’s for seven years Miss America
served as queen along with kings and dandies. The Junior
Chamber realized that not only were Mobilians participating,
so were girls from other states. It was decided to create a
national program called the America's Junior Miss Pageant,
now renamed Distinguished Young Women. Mobile high school
seniors began to again reign as queen in 1958. There have been
50 maids in the court yearly since 1965.
The Maids serve as "Official Ambassadors" for Mobile.
They greet many visitors, so they must be knowledgeable of the
history and local landmarks. They provide information about
the Mobile area and are true symbols of southern hospitality.
Invest in Mobile’s Heritage:
Purchase an Azalea Trail Bond
With your help through the purchase of a bond,
we can restore major thoroughfares by planting
thousands of new azaleas, trees and shrubs that
enhance the visual quality of life in Mobile.
Azaleas are $10 each. Decide on quantity desired
and send your check (marked for the Azalea Trail)
payable to Keep Mobile Beautiful to:
Keep Mobile Beautiful, Inc.
P.O. Box 1827
Mobile, AL 36633
You’ll receive a letter from Keep Mobile Beautiful
recognizing your contribution. You can also buy an
Azalea Trail Bond in honor or in memory of a friend
or loved one.
Call 251-208-6029 for more information.
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40. Azalea City Golf Club
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45. USA Archaeology Museum
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Trail One
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Spring Hill/University
Magee Farm
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17. Arthur Outlaw Convention Center
www.mobileconventions.com
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14. Bienville Square
5. Fort Conde Museum
9. Mobile Carnival Museum
251-208-5600
www.mobilesaenger.com
8:30 - 4:30 Daily
http://www.museumofmobile.com/ft_conde.php
9:00 - 4:00 Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
251-432-3324
www.mobilecarnivalmuseum.com
20. Church Street Graveyard
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Public domain
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15. The Mobile Saenger Theatre
1. Cooper Riverside Park
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35. Mobile Tennis Center
www.mobiletenniscenter.net/index.php
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www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org
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www.braggmitchellmansion.com
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251-208-5200
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46. Heron Lakes Country Club
43. University of South Alabama
www.usouthal.edu
Photo by Dave Snyder
Photo by ESC Staff
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47. Environmental Studies Center
www.mcpsesc.com
Calendar of Activities
January - February
Moon Pie Drop
First Light Marathon
GoDaddy Bowl
Reese’s Senior Bowl
Mardi Gras, dates vary
March - April
Azalea Trail Run
Historic Mobile Homes Tour
Festival of Flowers
Dauphin Island Regatta
Hog Wild Backyard BBQ Festival
Alabama Pride Fest
May - June
Distinguished Young Women Finals
National Physique Fitness Open
July - August
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Dauphin Street Beer Festival
Visit www.mobilebay.org for more activities.
45. USA Archaeology Museum
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www.usouthal.edu/archaeology/museum
Additional Information
September - October
Bayfest Music Festival
Greek Fest
Alabama Coastal BirdFest
South Alabama Film Festival
November - December
Mobile International Festival
Mobile Renaissance Faire
Bellingrath Gardens’ Magic
Christmas in Lights
Additional Points of Interest
City of Mobile
www.cityofmobile.org
www.mobile.org
Baybears Minor League Baseball
www.mobilebaybears.com
African American Heritage Trail
www.mobilehd.org/aamt.html
Mardi Gras info
www.cityofmobile.org/mardigras.php
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49. USS Alabama Battleship
Memorial Park
Sun.- Sat. 8:00-4:00, 251-433-2703
www.ussalabama.com
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54. Bellingrath Gardens
Sun.- Sat. 8 :00-5:00
800-247-8420
www.bellingrath.org
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58. Festival of Flowers
251-639-2050
www.festivalofflowers.com
50. 5 Rivers: Alabama Delta Resource Center
51. Meaher State Park
52. University of Mobile
53. Magnolia Grove Golf Course (Robert Trent Jones)
55. Mobile International Speedway
56. Dog River Park (Formerly Luscher Park)
57. West Regional Library
59. Hank Aaron Stadium and Museum
60. The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab