The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.