Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr. is largely credited with the rebirth of Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile.
During the War of Northern Aggression, Mardi Gras celebrations were suspended. In 1866, during the occupation of Mobile by the Union Army, Joe paraded alone through the streets of Mobile, dressed in a costume that depicted the fictional Chickasaw, Chief Slacabamorinoco.
The next year, in 1867 Joe paraded with other veterans, riding in a coal wagon, and playing musical instruments.
Please be sure to check out dear friend Theodore Arthur's page. Theodore helps us with music every Joe Cain day!
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
Cain's Merry Widows announce plans for the Celebration of
Joseph Stillwell Cain
February 15, 2015
Cain's Merry Widows
Schedule for Joe Cain Day
11:25 Arrive Church St. Graveyard
11:45 Leave Church St. Graveyard
11:50 Arrive Joe Cain's house 935 August Street
12:20 Leave Joe Cain's house
2:30 Parade begins