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Here we can see the area around the banks of Vermelho river, in the other side you can see the colonial home of the most famous poet in central Brazil. Can you see her in the window and in the edge of the river at same time ?
During 19th century, in an official trip to a region in the other side of Goiás province, a member of the government heard about an ancient cross lost in the top of a hill. The Portuguese had a usage of put a cross in the new lands they had conquered and it was told this was one put there by the famous Bandeirante, a hunter of gold or something valuable (nicknamed Anhanguera) who conquered the region in the 18th century. The governor of Goiás Province ordered the cross was removed to the capital city and few locals had enough culture to understand its historical value and even against protests it was removed. When it arrived in the capital city they build a monument and put the cross up there, anyway few years ago a big flood invaded this part of the city and took away the old cross, fortunately it was found many kilometres far and nowadays it is protected inside a museum. This one you see is a copy. Anhanguera means "Old Devil" it is a nickname put by the local indians to this bandeirante leader who stole these lands from Spain. I will told his history some day.
There was an event in the city to adopt abandoned cats and dogs, this is why that lady was in the middle of the street with a banner.
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Vemos aqui as margens do rio Vermelho com a casa da maior poetisa do centro do Brasil do lado de lá. Conseguem vê-la na janela e nas margens do rio ao mesmo tempo ?
No século 19, durante uma visita oficial à uma região distante, do outro lado da província de Goiás, um membro do governo ouviu falar sobre uma cruz antiga perdida no topo de um morro. Os portugueses tinham o costume de marcar as terras novas conquistadas com uma cruz e ele logo entendeu que aquela cruz havia sido colocada ali pelo filho do famoso Anhanguera, o bandeirante. O povo da região não sabia do seu valor histórico e apesar do protesto de alguns moradores a cruz foi levada para a capital da província, onde ergueram esse monumento e a deixaram exposta. Contudo, durante uma cheia há poucos anos, a cruz foi levada pelas águas, mas felizmente foi encontrada e agora está protegida dentro do museu local. A que vemos na foto é uma cópia. Anhanguera é o apelido que os índios locais deram ao bandeirante e significa "Diabo Velho", a história é interessante e vou contá-la algum dia. Foi esse homem e seus companheiros que roubaram essas terras da Espanha e que por herança são brasileiras, tal aconteceu com Borrazópolis.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12935 W: 174 N: 26706] (114170)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-06
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  • Date Submitted: 2022-01-26 0:55
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