Monday, September 12, 2011

Nixon Visits Mobile Alabama - President Richard Nixon Visited Mobile Alabama On May 25th 1971 And The Nixon Drug Store(No Relation)On Old Shell Road Was Robbed While He Was In Mobile--True Story

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On May 25th, 1971 then President Richard Nixon came to Mobile to celebrate the beginning of the construction of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. I went downtown and watched the parade. He stopped his limo and got out to talk to some of the fancy dressed Azalea Trail Maids.
  The next day I was reading the Mobile Press Register and I read that someone had robbed The Nixon Drugstore on Old Shell Road. This was either a strange co incidence or somebody's idea of a strange sense of humor.
You can see and read all about Nixon's visit to Mobile on the link below. I could not find the Mobile Press Register Story but I clearly remember reading it and if the Mobile Press Register can be believed it really did happen while Nixon was in town.

And the link below is information about the Nixon Drug Store with a map that shows its location.

Information about the Tenn-Tom Waterway in the link below.