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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Porto Alegre!

Photo: National Geographic


Timeline



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, 2011.





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7 comments:

  1. What I wouldn't give to fly down for the celebrations!

    saludos,
    raulito

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  2. Do come, Raulito! It's a wet celebration, though... It's been raining.

    Cheers!

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  3. Mauro, Happy-B-day to the place you call home.! I can see why you love it so much. So many influences, so many cultures. Living there must be a feast for the soul, if you choose it to be. Have fun!

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  4. It is, Kyle. My soul? It rejoices in the fact that Porto Alegre IS (Its) home. Thank you.

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  5. Congratulations on your hometown history and birthday celebration. What a rich and diverse place to be. Looks wonderful and exciting. I'm glad that you can celebrate and that you really enjoy where you are.
    Happy Birthday!

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  6. Thank you, Stan. Most of the celebrations are outdoor activities. And they have been rained on, unluckily.

    Cheers!

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