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Food Truck Feast

Street Fare Derby Brings Food Trucks Out of the Late-Night Haze



Over the past year, our love for the mobile eats has only grown, and plenty of food trucks have sprouted up to satiate. Some of the vanguards of this scene will be under the bright lights at the Fair Grounds for the inaugural Street Fare Derby Saturday.


Today's Events: 7/1/11


July 1, when the Battle of Gettysburg began (1863), when SOS was adapted as the international distress signal (1908), when The Communist Party in China was founded (1921), when ZIP codes were introduced for U.S. mail (1963), when Sony introduced the Walkman, when the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating (1984), when Sydney Pollack (1934) and Missy Elliott (1971) were born, and when Harriet Beecher Stowe (1896) and Argentina’s 29th and 41st president Juan Perón (1974) died. So let’s hear it for The Way We Were, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and obsolete technology:


Today's Events: 6.3.11


June 3, not only Jefferson Davis’ Birthday (1808), but Confederate Memorial Day in Louisiana, a state holiday to honor those who died fighting for the confederate states during the Civil War. Confederate Memorial Day occurs in multiple states, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Different commemoratory events happen in each location; The University of Georgia’s Main Library, for instance, publicly displays the original Confederate Constitution. Other people go LARP and re-enact signature Civil War battles in elaborately historical costume. State offices and schools are generally closed (if they haven't already commenced summer vacation). However, some are opposed to this day of remembrance as they feel it's paying respect to a culture that promoted slavery. Whether or not you’re observing today, here are some additional options:


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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