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5 Fun Facts About August 25 In Washington History

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1. On August 25, 1985, "The Brothers Promise," a sculpture by Richard Beyer, was unveiled outside the Seattle Center House. The sculpture depicts two firefighters rescuing a child from a burning building, and pays tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of firefighters.

2. August 25, 1916, marked the opening of the Pacific Highway, a road that connected California to British Columbia, and was considered a major milestone in the development of West Coast transportation.

3. In 1965, on August 25, the Seattle Pilots played their final home game before the team was sold and moved to Milwaukee. The Pilots played just one season in Seattle, but left a lasting impact on the city's baseball history.

4. The Yakima Valley, Washington's leading fruit-growing region, celebrates its annual Sunfair Festival on or around August 25 each year. The festival includes a parade, carnival rides, live music, and agricultural exhibits.

5. August 25, 1889, was the day that Washington became the 42nd state in the United States. The date is celebrated annually as Washington Statehood Day, and is marked by community events and festivities throughout the state.
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