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Joe Cain

Mobile native Joe Cain is credited with reviving the city's Mardi Gras tradition. In 1866, soon after the end of the Civil War, he and a group of friends led a parade through the city's downtown. He is honored by Mardi Gras revelers every year in a ceremony held at his grave in the historic Church Street Graveyard.
Courtesy of The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library