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Stories filed under Parades

Parades, Cows, Tradition

It's the annual cow parade, according to my Swiss wife.

by Gabe Bullard

Lauterbrunnen — Every year, the farmers bring the cows down from the mountains for winter. These were the last stragglers. We thought we’d missed them. The tradition of the cow parade led to the hats and to the tour...

Parades, music, history

Parades seen in Oregon, from a funky Nola perspective

by Chris DeBarr

Portland — I realized an incontrovertible fact recently: by watching the civic parades of Portland that I will always be an irreverent spy from that mysterious, boisterous symbolic, Dionysian life of New Orleans...

LGBT, Civil Rights, Parades

Swept Up or Held Back

by Colin Wright

Columbia — I was swept up in a Gay Pride parade the other day. I didn’t know what was happening, at first. I had just dived back into writing a book, after over a month of being on the road, and started out una...

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