Mobile, Alabama's own famous Joe Cain: He's credited with the rebirth of Mardi Gras in Mobile following the Civil War. Every year Mobile, Alabama has a Joe Cain Day parade the Sunday before Fat Tuesday.
Comus, New Orleans: In 1857, six Mobile men who had moved to New Orleans decided to form a Mardi Gras mystic society. These men had been members of the Cowbellions in Mobile, Alabama, though one of them was later said by Joe Cain to have been a former Striker. Together, they formed the Mystick Krewe of Comus, which presented the first Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.