Joe Cain's Grave

The grave of Joe Cain is located just inside the entrance of Church Street Graveyard. Every year during Mardi Gras, the Merry Widows, a group of women dressed in black, visit his grave and decorate it with trinkets. The Sunday before Mardi Gras is celebrated as "Joe Cain Day" in Mobile.

Photo courtesy of the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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