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Satsumas, other citrus helped Orange Beach get its name

January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020 – Orange Beach, AL – (OBA®) – The satsuma oranges have left their mark all over the Gulf Coast with at least four states having towns named after the famous citrus (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana & Texas). “Citrus was brought in here by the Spanish in 1565 and they spread the plantings all along the Gulf Coast,” Orange Beach Historian Margaret Long said.
Source: Satsumas, other citrus helped Orange Beach get its name
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Stories in Rhyme – Documentary about the Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival

October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - The public is invited to a free Special Screening of “Stories in Rhyme - The Songwriters of the Flora-Bama Lounge” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 23rd at the Gulf State Park Conservation Hall. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Source: Stories in Rhyme - Documentary about the Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival
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Montrose residents prepare for fight against changes to historic neighborhood | WPMI

October 15, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Neighbors living in the Montrose area along the Eastern Shore are preparing for battle, fighting against changes in their historic neighborhood. The debate is centered around 3rd Street in Montrose, a street that’s about 10 feet wide. People want to keep it that way and there's a lot of reasons why.
Source: Montrose residents prepare for fight against changes to historic neighborhood | WPMI
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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.

There are lots of Fun Things To Do on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast; Fish, Boat, Golf, Beach, Dine, Bike, Kayak, Swim and list goes on...

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There are a lot of great places to check out on day-trips while you're in the Orange Beach area.  Here's a list of Daytrip Ideas for you to explore.

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