The Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony, was established on Roanoke Island in what is today's Dare County, North Carolina.
It was a late 16th-century attempt by Queen Elizabeth I to establish a permanent English settlement in North America. The colonists disappeared during the Anglo-Spanish War, three years after the last shipment of supplies from England.
Their disappearance gave rise to the nickname "The Lost Colony".
There is no conclusive evidence as to what happened to the colonists.
The capital was then moved to New Orleans in 1718, and the celebration followed.
In 1866, the Mardi Gras parade was resurrected in Mobile.
The queen's charter said that Raleigh was supposed to "discover, search, find out, and view such remote heathen and barbarous Lands, Countries, and territories ... Raleigh himself never visited North America, although he led expeditions in 15 to South America's Orinoco River basin in search of the legendary golden city of El Dorado.
It could also constitute a chase, stalking, or attack of prey.
Thus predation is often, though not always, carnivory.
Other categories of consumption are herbivory (eating parts of plants), fungivory (eating parts of fungi), and detritivory (the consumption of dead organic material). For example, some parasites prey on their host and then lay their eggs on it, for their offspring to feed on it while it continues to live, or on its decaying corpse after it has died.
The parade has evolved into something quite spectacular, featuring elaborate floats and costumes.
Mobile had been the original capital city of the French Louisiana territory, but its location made locals wary of destruction by hurricane.