2.17.2014

Rachel The Pig













Rachel the Piggy Bank at  Pike Place Market
She has been “bringing home the bacon” for The Market Foundation since 1986.
  Legend has it that if you rub Rachel’s snout and make a donation, you'll have good luck!
Beneath the Public Market Clock and Sign at the corner of Pike Place

Rachel arrived at the corner of Pike Place under the iconic "Public Market Center" sign and clock in 1986. She is a bronze cast piggy bank created by Georgia Gerber, a sculptor from Whidbey Island, Washington. Weighing in at 550 pounds (250 kg), Rachel was named after a real 750-pound pig who won the 1985 Island County Fair. Her cousin, Billie the Piggy Bank, arrived in the Market in 2011 and sits on Western Avenue at the bottom of the Hillclimb.


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