Presentation on theme: "W HY I LOVE M OBILE A LABAMA ! 3 rd Grade George Hall Elementary."— Presentation transcript:
W HY I LOVE M OBILE A LABAMA ! 3 rd Grade George Hall Elementary
I NTERESTING FACTS Mobile has an interesting history! Spanish explorers first arrived in Mobile in the 1500s. The first permanent European settlement was at Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702, which is just north of Mobile at Twenty-seven mile bluff In 1720 settlers moved to Mobiles present site to Ft. Conde.
G O TO THE BEACH /V ISIT M OBILE B AY Gulf Shores, AL is the home of sandy, white beaches. Gulf Shores is about 50 miles from Mobile. It is just a short drive away! You can also go hang out on Mobile Bay. Fairhope, AL has a nice pier and is a great place to see the water. Fairhope is only 20 miles from downtown Mobile. Gulf ShoresFairhope
C ELEBRATE M ARDI G RAS Did you know that the first Mardi Gras held in the United States was in Mobile? The first Mardi Gras celebration took place one year after Mobile was founded in 1703. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in French. Mardi Gras is a celebration that lasts from Twelfth Night (the 12 th of January) to Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday or 46 days before Easter). Mardi Gras celebrations include lively parades filled with floats, horses, throws, and tons of music!
G O TO AN A RT M USEUM The Exploreum is a fantastic museum in downtown Mobile! You can see one of their traveling exhibits (like Dinosaurs Alive!) You can also explore one of their permanent exhibits: Body Alive, the Hands On Hall, the Ciba Lab, or the Wharf of Wonder. http://www.exploreum.com/
G O T O AN A RT M USEUM You can also go to the Museum of Mobile which is located in downtown Mobile. They have interesting traveling exhibits (like George Washington Carver). While there you can also tour their permanent exhibits and learn all about Mobiles history. http://www.museumofmobile.com/
T OUR F T. C ONDE Ft. Conde is a historic fort that protected Mobile for nearly 100 years (from 1723-1820). You can learn all about Mobiles history while touring Ft. Conde, and even see how the soldiers lived long ago!
V ISIT THE P HOENIX F IRE M USEUM The Phoenix Fire Museum is in the restored home of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company No. 6. This building houses turn-of-the-century horse- drawn steam engines and early motorized vehicles. The gallery on the Second Floor recounts the history of the volunteer fire companies of Mobile from the 1800s.
F RESH S EAFOOD Mobile is close to Mobile Bay and close to the Gulf of Mexico; therefore, it is easy to get fresh fish, shrimp, and oysters. YUM! YUM!
T HE W EATHER IS W ONDERFUL Mobile, AL climate is hot during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 80's and cool during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 50's. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 91.20 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 39.50 degrees Fahrenheit.
I T IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY There are moss covered oak trees all around the city. Magnolia trees azaleas are in bloom (along with many other beautiful flowers) in Spring and Summer. The old houses in Mobile give our city a unique charm.