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The night they drove old Dixie down...to a town in Brazil
For residents of Santa Barbara d'Oeste and neighboring Americana in Brazil's southeastern Sao Paulo state, having Confederate ancestry is a point of pride that's celebrated in high style at the annual "Festa dos Confederados," or "Confederates Party" in Portuguese.
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Descendants of American Southerners Philip Logan and his wife Eloiza Logan, pose for pictures during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Thousands turn out every year, including many of those who trace their ancestry back to the dozens of families who, enticed by the Brazilian governments offers of land grants, settled here from 1865 to around 1875, as well as country music enthusiasts, history buffs and locals with a hankering for buttermilk biscuits. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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From the very old to the very young, descendants of American Southerners Wearing Confederate-era dresses and uniforms dance during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Teenage girls pulled hoop skirts over their cut-off short-shorts and wiggled into bustier tops, taking to the stage painted with a giant Confederate flag on the arms of young men in grey and yellow uniforms. The pairs solemnly presented the flags of the 13 Confederate states and square danced to raucous fiddle music. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Descendants of American Southerners Wearing Confederate-era dresses and uniform prepare to attend a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The party maks the end of the American Civil War and it took place not in the deep south but rather some 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) south of there _ in a town in rural Brazil colonized by families fleeing Reconstruction. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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A child wearing Confederate-era uniform covers his ears from the noise during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. For many of the residents of Santa Barbara dOeste and neighboring Americana, in Brazils southeastern Sao Paulo state, having Confederate ancestry is a point of pride and is celebrated in high style at the annual Festa dos Confederados, or Confederates Party in Portuguese. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Descendants of American Southerners wearing Confederate-era dresses and uniforms dance during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. For many of the residents of Santa Barbara dOeste and neighboring Americana, in Brazils southeastern Sao Paulo state, having Confederate ancestry is a point of pride and is celebrated in high style at the annual Festa dos Confederados, or Confederates Party in Portuguese. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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A woman buys beverages in a cashier decorated with American, Brazilian, and Confederate flags during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Amid food and beer stands bedecked with red-white-and-blue ribbons, extended families tuck into diet-busting barbecue and hamburger lunches as Dixie plays on a loop. Thousands turn out every year to the party, including many who trace their ancestry back to the dozens of families who, enticed by the Brazilian governments offers of land grants, settled here from 1865 to around 1875. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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A man wearing a shirt with an image of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln looks at the tombs of his American Southern relatives, during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The party takes place up a dusty dirt road flanked on both sides by sugarcane plantations, in a field that abuts on the Cemiterio dos Americanos, or American Cemetery, which began as the resting place of the wife and two daughters of one of the initial Confederados and still serves their descendants today. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Descendants of American Southerners Wearing Confederate-era dresses dance during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Amid food and beer stands bedecked with red-white-and-blue ribbons, extended families tucked into diet-busting barbecue and hamburger lunches as Dixie played on a loop. Teenage girls pulled hoop skirts over their cut-off short-shorts and wiggled into bustier tops, taking to the stage painted with a giant Confederate flag on the arms of young men in grey and yellow uniforms. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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A man walks in a cemetery where American Southern immigrants are buried in tombs adorned with the confederate flag, during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The party takes place up a dusty dirt road flanked on both sides by sugarcane plantations, in a field that abuts on the Cemiterio dos Americanos, or American Cemetery, which began as the resting place of the wife and two daughters of one of the initial Confederados and still serves their descendants today. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Descendants of American Southerners wearing Confederate-era uniforms pose for pictures as they attend a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. For many of the residents of Santa Barbara dOeste and neighboring Americana, in Brazils southeastern Sao Paulo state, having Confederate ancestry is a point of pride and is celebrated in high style at the annual Festa dos Confederados, or Confederates Party in Portuguese. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The night they drove old Dixie down...to a town in Brazil

For residents of Santa Barbara d'Oeste and neighboring Americana in Brazil's southeastern Sao Paulo state, having Confederate ancestry is a point of pride that's celebrated in high style at the annual "Festa dos Confederados," or "Confederates Party" in Portuguese.

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