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  • Brewton Blueberry Festival
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    The history of Brewton all began one day in 1817 when the railroad was built. From their a town soon arose from railroad and lumber industry. It splurged into a wonderful city, where blueberries are famous. During 1818 there was a bar built on the corner of what is now Belleville and Douglas Avenue. This bar was called Willies. Famous for its beer and beautiful women, it was the center of the towns events. Soon after that began the flourish of the industrial revolution of Brewton. The lumber com...
  • Lottery The Word Tradition
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    Research Paper: The Lottery The word tradition can have a slue of different meanings. For people of diverse backgrounds, religions, and genders certain traditions are held dear to them. The Webster International dictionary had many definitions for tradition, but the one that applied best states that tradition is the "oral transmission of beliefs, opinions, information or customs" (Webster 2684). Shirley Jackson the author of many fictional stories precisely "The Lottery" uses the story to explai...
  • Stupid Ritual
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    Lovely Traditions or Stupid Rituals? When I first read the story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, I was appealed by the was the townspeople treated the person who drew the black dot. They didn't have the common sense to know that killing a person that the community depended on somehow was not a good thing. To me, that's pure lunacy. Why would you want to kill a close friend or family member? Maybe it's just me, but that do sen't make too much sense. Now days, we have a bunch of "lovely Traditio...
  • German Traditions And Foods
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    Bavaria "They are of rugged stock, but not rough or ill mannered, fierce but not malicious, and they have a great store of strength and natural character" (Joseph Grres). As articulated by Joseph Grres the people of Germany are a kind and powerful race. A state whose people live this description daily are the Bavarian people of western Germany. For the Bavarian people a rich cultural heritage is an obligation as there is scarcely another people that cherishes and actively lives its culture like ...
  • Traditions Of Jainism And Buddhism
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    The tradition of heterodox and orthodox take on different meaning when talking of Indian Philosophy, compared with the western Christianity idea of these traditions. To be orthodox, one accepts the testimony of the Vedas, according to Raju. Raju also states that to be a heterodox one does not accept the testimony of the Vedas (Raju 93). The philosophical traditions of Jainism and Buddhism are heterodox traditions, or nastikas (non-existence theorists). The similarities of these two traditions is...
  • Houses Of Parliament The Queens
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    Some British customs and traditions are famous all over the world and a lot of them have very long histories. First I will tell you about British customs during the year. In January, there is a festival, called Up-Helly-Aa. In the ninth century, men from Norway came to the Shetlands. The Shetlands are islands near Scotland. These men were the Vikings. They came to Britain in ships and carried away animals, gold, and sometimes women and children, too. Now, 1000 years later, people in the Shetland...
  • Secret Dogon Myth About The Star Sirius
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    The Dogon people are an indigenous tribe who occupy a region in Mali, south of the Sahara Desert. Early history is informed by oral traditions, which claim that the Dogon originated from the west bank of the Niger River (10th to 13th centuries). They emigrated west to northern Burkina Faso, where local histories describe them as kib si. Around 1490, they fled a region now known as the northern Mossi kingdom of Ya tenga when it was invaded by Mossi calvary. They ended up in the Bandiagara cliffs ...

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