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Palms Motel, Mobile, AL (motel)
kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 196
Posted: 2013-04-15 5:52 pm   Permalink

Name:Palms Motel
Type:motel
Street:3944 Government Blvd. (US 90 West)
City:Mobile
State:AL
Zip:36609
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
The site is now (April 2013) occupied by a Sonic Drive In.



 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 196
Posted: 2013-04-15 6:01 pm   Permalink

I saw these items on eBay and thought they were interesting.





You could have stayed here at the Palms Motel after a night at the Tiki Supper Club
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41053&forum=2




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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 196
Posted: 2013-11-07 09:03 am   Permalink

I received the below message from LGZ who found this thread while doing some research. I think it's interesting enough to share. Thank you LGZ for sending it to me.

Quote:

On 2013-11-07 02:02, LGZ wrote:
Just found your post of this postcard etc... from Palms Motel in Mobile Ala which I found from a search I did. Thanks for posting it! I thought you might be interested to know a fascinating bit of trivia about this place I found connected to the JFK assassination during my research on the topic. Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife Marina stayed here on 7/27/63 when they were brought to Mobile by his cousin, Eugene John Murrett, so Oswald could speak at Spring Hill College (in Mobile) where Murrett was a student. His speech was about his life in Russia apparently. Here is the FBI report about his visit which detailed his stay at the Palms Motel.

http://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh25/pdf/WH25_CE_2649.pdf




 
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2013-11-08 6:13 pm   Permalink

Interesting bit of history. If walls could talk, what stories they could tell.

 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2013-11-08 6:21 pm   Permalink

They'd say "Hey, a patsy slept here."
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