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The Start of a Tradition

By: Tess Parmenter


What were you doing in 1909? You probably weren’t born yet, but for some people it was the start of a tradition that would soon spread throughout the world. This tradition is known as Homecoming. Homecoming was started at a small college in Waco Texas, known as Baylor University. On, Chester Brewer stated they started the tradition as a way to, “urge alumni to come home for a football game against Kansas City.” Their Homecoming event included a football game, a gathering of alumni, a pep-rally, and a parade.

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