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Azalea Trail

The Azalea Trail was a cornerstone of Mobile's tourism industry from the 1930s to the 1950s, founded by South Carolina businessman Sam Lackland. The trail's popularity declined during the late twentieth century, but springtime events are still held to complement the blooming of the azaleas, including a 10-kilometer run and appearances by the Azalea Maids, bedecked in ornate azalea-inspired gowns.
This video was produced by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television.
Courtesy of University of Alabama Center for Public Television