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Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Porto Alegre!


The Pampas. The early inhabitants of South America. Portuguese and Spanish Colonization. Cattle rustling. The French Revolution. Positivism of Auguste Comte.

Massive European immigration: Portuguese from the Azores, Germans, Poles, Italians, Jews and African slaves. Julio de Castilhos. War heroes. Order and Progress. RS. Porto Alegre, 239 years old on March 26, 2010.

Horse Rider With Boleadoras
The quintessential gaúcho image

National Geographic
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  1. That's a great picture of the rider, Happy Birthday to Porto Alegre!

  2. What beautiful territory and architecture. Colorful history. Happy Birthday!