Orange Beach to unveil historical marker

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ORANGE BEACH TO UNVEIL HISTORICAL MARKER IN CELEBRATION OF PERDIDO PASS AND ALABAMA 200

On April 18, 2017, at 2pm at Perdido Pass, Orange Beach will honor its historical heritage by unveiling a marker. All are welcome to attend the unveiling ceremony. The historical marker was written by local author Margaret Childress Long.

The Marker details the history of Perdido Pass, how it was originally located 3 miles to the east and how the current pass was formed after the Hurricane of September 1906.  The marker also shares the story of the first buildings on the shoreline and the first bridges to span the waterway.

The unveiling of the historical marker is part of the City of Orange Beach’s participation in ALABAMA 200.  According to the official website, ALABAMA 200 is “the state’s official bicentennial commemoration and will consider a rich and complex history made every day by people like us. Whether they lived here for centuries or came from far away, Alabamians made this land of natural beauty and diversity, innovation and change, challenge and resilience, their home. Their stories embrace some of the most significant moments in national and world history. Between January 2017 and December 2019, Alabamians all over the state and beyond will create and take part in educational and enriching opportunities to discover, explore, preserve, and share those stories.”

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2pm at the newly refurbished Seawall Park at Alabama Point (aka the fishing wall) at Perdido Pass, on the south side of Perdido Beach Boulevard, on the west side of the Pass.

For more information about ALABAMA200, visit www.alabama200.org.

For more information on Orange Beach’s Historical Marker or the Unveiling Ceremony, email abateman@cityoforangebeach.com or call 251-981-6629.