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Seattle pioneer Doc Maynard's gravestone in Seattle's Lake View Cemetery is rededicated on April 19, 2003.

On April 19, 2003, a new headstone is dedicated atop the grave of David S. "Doc" Maynard (1808-1873) at Seattle's Lake View Cemetery. Efforts to replace the old stone, which had become weathered over ...

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Seattle designates the 1962 Monorail as an historic landmark on April 16, 2003.

On April 16, 2003, the Monorail, the popular elevated train built for the 1962 World's Fair, is designated as an official Historic Landmark by a unanimous vote of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Bo...

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Berthusen Park's barn and privy are listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, an enormous century-old barn and a privy built inside a hollowed-out cedar stump, both located in Berthusen Park three miles northwest of Lynden in Whatcom County near the Canadian ...

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Prize-winning playwright August Wilson premieres autobiographical solo show How I Learned What I Learned at Seattle Repertory Theatre on May 22, 2003.

On May 22, 2003, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) premieres his autobiographical solo show, How I Learned What I Learned, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. It is Wilson's on...

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Longview dedicates Weyerhaeuser Centennial Bridge on May 28, 2003.

On May 28, 2003, the City of Longview, in Cowlitz County, dedicates the Weyerhaeuser Centennial Bridge. Also called the Centennial Garden Pedestrian Bridge, the wooden structure connects a small islan...

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Capitol Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on May 31, 2003.

On May 31, 2003, The Seattle Public Library's new Capitol Hill Branch opens to the public. The $5 million building replaces the Susan Henry Branch Library, which was built in 1954, at 425 Harvard Aven...

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Former Civic Auditorium and Seattle Center Opera House opens as the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall on June 28, 2003.

On June 28, 2003, the new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Opera, opens for its first performances with a gala party. McCaw Hall is the latest incarnation...

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Washington state has its driest summer on record in 2003.

In 2003, Washington State has its driest summer since record keeping began in 1895. A persistent ridge of high pressure stays off the pacific coast all summer, preventing storms from coming ashore. Th...

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Bridge construction project unearths Tse-whit-zen, a largely intact Klallam Indian village, in a major archaeological discovery on August 16, 2003.

On August 16, 2003, workers building a graving dock for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) near Ediz Hook in Port Angeles uncover a shell midden. Discovery of the refuse pile, ...

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Sound Transit's Tacoma Link light rail system begins operation on August 22, 2003.

On August 22, 2003, Sound Transit's Tacoma Link, the state's first modern light rail system, has its inaugural run in downtown Tacoma. The line is 1.6 miles long and runs from South 9th Street in the ...

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Vinson Cole, Art Corps, Consolidated Works, and the Allen Foundation for the Arts receive the first Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on August 29, 2003.

On Friday afternoon, August 29, 2003, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels (b. 1955) presents the first annual Mayor's Arts Awards at Seattle Center as part of opening ceremonies for the city's largest arts fes...

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Ferry Kalakala is auctioned off on September 13, 2003.

On September 13, 2003, the ferry Kalakala is auctioned in absentia at James K. Murphy, Co. in Kenmore, after a one-day viewing of the boat at its north Lake Union moorage. The auction is held to pay o...

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