the first celebration of Mardi Gras was in Alabama?!?

After living in Alabama for 20 years, i still can’t associate Alabama & Mardi Gras together. I mean, Mardi Gras is New Orleans, right? Wrong!The first celebration of Mardi Gras in the United States was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama, the year was 1703….fifteen years before the birth of New Orleans!! Mobile was the first capital…