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Harper Lee has long been recognized as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century, with her first and only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, being one of the most widely read books in the world. With her passing at the age of 89 earlier this year, the residents of her hometown in Monroeville, Alabama have debated about the best way to memorialize her life and her contributions to the American literary canon. Monroeville and its inhabitants have long been recognized as the inspiration behind the fictional town of Maycomb, where the events of To Kill a Mockingbird take place; however, the only local attraction pertaining to the novel is the old Monroeville County Courthouse, where the book's famous trial scene was filmed for the 1962

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Built in 1852, Stedman's Landing played an integral part of Montrose, Alabama life until it was completely destroyed by a hurricane in 1916. The area remained a popular destination for both visitors and residents who wanted to enjoy views of Mobile Bay and relax on the shore. Stedman's Landing has served as the only public access to Mobile Bay, but heavy flooding back in 2014 damaged the walkway so badly that it had to be closed and erosion made Stedman's Landing unsafe. In 2015, Baldwin County received a federal grant to help stabilize the erosion and in 2016 the county received another, much larger, grant for necessary repairs to both Stedman's Landing and several other damaged areas around Fairhope.

Repairs on Stedman Landing have begun and include

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A few miles west of the hustle and bustle of downtown Gulf Shores is the historical site of Fort Morgan. For over 100 years, Fort Morgan played an important role in the defense of Mobile Bay and the state of Alabama. Fort Bowyer was built in this area during the War of 1812 to protect the entrance to Mobile Bay from possible British attach. Fort Bowyer was actually built out of logs and sand, which were the best materials that could be found in the area at the time. The fort was attacked twice and one seized by British troops, but was turned back over to the American people as the result of a treaty signed at the end of the war. After that, Fort Bowyer was responsible for defending Mobile Bay into the 1820s.

In 1819, construction on a much bigger and

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The popular Hangout Music Festival recently released the lineup for 2017 and tickets are already on sale! Major artists performing at the 2017 Hangout Music Festival will include Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, Weezer, and MGMT among others. This annual event attracts thousands of people from all over the country to the pristine white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores. This year, the festival will run from May 19 to May 21 with a special Thursday Kick-off starting at 11:00 in the morning and ending at 11:00 every night. Aside from the live music, there are rides, fresh seafood vendors, a hammock beach, and even a

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As Alabama's coastal population booms, schools in the area are becoming more and more crowded in the Gulf Shores area. Recently, a 200-acre parcel of land was purchased and there are plans to build a huge educational complex, including a brand new high school. The complex, known as the Coastal Alabama Center for Educational Excellence, will be the site of numerous educational facilities new to the area, but one of the most exciting additions to this complex, however, is a $12 million Auburn University satellite campus. Sitting right on the corner of County Road 8 and the Foley Beach Express, this huge building is planned to measure in at 25,000 square feet over 26 acres. Although there will be classes for several of Auburn's programs, the

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Name released: OWA - Meaning Big Water

View updated OWA construction video - Latest on Feb 18, 2017

Those living in and around Foley, Alabama have probably already noticed the huge construction project currently underway between Highway 59 and the Baldwin Beach Express. Originally dubbed Blue Collar Country – a family entertainment complex associated with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy – the Poarch Band of Creek Indians have taken over the project, keeping some details about the entertainment center and amusement park under wraps even as the Foley Sports Tourism Complex began hosting sports tournaments. The complex is comprised of fifteen sports fields with natural grass, measuring 120 yards long and 75 yards wide and one

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It’s almost time for the 2016 National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama! This year, the event will run from October 13 to October 16 at the public beach access at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 182.  It will be the last Shrimp Festival before the Gulf Place change and over 300 vendors will line the shore serving up a variety of shrimp, as well as burgers, pizza, chicken, and other delicious fare. Live entertainment runs all day long and artists this year includes Ole River String Band, Tim Kinsey, Cary Hudson, Kristy Lee and Dirt Road Revival, and Tracy Lawrence. This event has been a favorite for both residents and visitors to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for 45 years, boasting a variety of activities that keeps the whole family

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Gulf Shores' "Vision of Tomorrow"

Previously published and updated last on 9/30/2016.  Additional info available for step 1:  Gulf Place Beach Revitalization project.

Mission Statement

The city of Gulf Shores is committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our residents, visitors and businesses.  We are committed to preserving our city's family-friendly, small-town safe atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings, while providing the infrastructure and amenities necessary to support a sustainable, vibrant economy.


Vision 2025

In the year 2025, the city of Gulf Shores will be the most desirable, small-town destination community in the South in which to live, visit, retire and invest.  This will be to its enduring,

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Aerial image of Mobile Bay along the Eastern ShoreThe Eastern Shore already holds a lot of appeal for potential residents, with numerous small towns just minutes from Mobile and under an hour away from the Gulf of Mexico. What many people may not realize is that the Eastern Shore is also the site of a natural phenomenon that has been a cause for celebration since it was first recorded in the 1860s. Locally known as a jubilee, each year an upward movement of oxygen in Mobile Bay forces thousands of bottom-dwelling fish and crustaceans up to much shallower waters. This can happen in an area as small as a 500-foot stretch of shore or, as has happened, over a stretch of fifteen miles reaching from Daphne to Mullet Point (most people believe jubilees of this size only happen in Mobile Bay and Tokyo, Japan). A

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The video below is a descriptive video serving to discuss the project as a whole.  Check out our updates taken on February 7th, 2017.  UPDATED GULF PLACE VIDEO

Gulf Place

Those who live in or have visited Gulf Shores, Alabama can tell you that this small town is easily one of the most beautiful areas on the entire Gulf Coast. Emerald-green waters, white-sand beaches, and the breathtaking Gulf Shores State Park combine to make Gulf Shores a very popular area for both individuals looking for a primary or secondary residence and visitors looking for a memorable beach vacation. In fact, the town heavily relies on the tourism industry, which generates about 62% of Gulf Shores’ annual revenue. Each year, annual events such as the Hangout Music Festival,

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