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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Home of Joe Cain

 

—Alabama Bicentennial 1819-2019 —

 
Home of Joe Cain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Home of Joe Cain Marker
Inscription. Joseph Stillwell Cain Jr., recognized today as the patron saint of Mardi Gras in Mobile, purchased this plot of land in 1859 for $500, along with his wife of more than three years, Elizabeth Rabby Cain. The couple built a four-room classic revival cottage on what was then named New Hampshire Street. Here they raised a family of three girls and two boys. Joe Cain, who was the longtime clerk of Mobile's Southern Market, lived here at the time of his famous ride through Mobile with the Lost Cause Minstrels on Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 1868. The Cains remained here for nearly seventeen years, leaving for a new home in Bayou La Batre in 1877, where they lived until Joe Cain's death in 1904. Elizabeth Cain died there in 1907.
 
Erected 2017 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 30° 40.892′ N, 88° 3.247′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Augusta Street west of South Broad Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 Augusta Street, Mobile AL 36604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emerson Institute (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bee Hive (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Former home of Joe Cain. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Former home of Joe Cain.
Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oakleigh (approx. 0.3 miles away); James W. Roper (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Raphael Semmes (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Quigley House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Joe Cain. (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr.as "Slacabamorinico" image. Click for full size.
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3. Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr.as "Slacabamorinico"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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