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5 Fun Facts About July 25 In Arkansas History

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1. On July 25, 1837, Arkansas became the 25th state to join the United States.

2. In 1965, Bill Clinton, future President of the United States, attended Boys Nation at the White House. He was selected to attend as Arkansas Boys State Governor, and this experience shaped his political ambitions.

3. On July 25, 1998, the Ozark Mountains were listed as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This designation recognizes the natural, cultural, and economic importance of the Ozarks ecosystem.

4. The Arkansas State Capitol building was dedicated on July 25, 1915. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style by architect Cass Gilbert, the building features a central dome and is adorned with classical elements.

5. In 1973, the Little Rock Nine Monument, commemorating the nine African-American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, was dedicated at the Arkansas State Capitol. The sculpture depicts the students being led by their federal escort through jeering crowds.
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