The parading organizations formed in the nineteenth century, those that carried on for many years and had a significant impact on Mobile’s festive culture, all marched along this route and are highlighted on the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail. These include

Cowbellion de Rakin, Society (1830),
Strikers Independent Society (1842)
TDS (c.1852)
Order of Myths (1867)
Lost Cause Minstrels (1868)
Infant Mystics (1873)
Knights of Revelry (1874)
Comic Cowboys (1883)
Excelsior Band (1884)
Order of Doves (1894)

   
  
THE NEW YEAR’S EVE BALLS of the 1840’s

1844  
Cowbellions visited the Mansion House, Waverly and then the Armory

1846
Cowbellions visited the Waverly then had their ball at the Armory
Strikers visited the Mansion House then had their ball at the Alhambra

1848
Cowbellions had their tableau and ball at Theatre
Strikers had their ball at the Alhambra

1849
Cowbellions visited the Mansion House then had their ball at the Waverly
Strikers had their ball at the Mansion House