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West Seattle Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after remodeling on April 3, 2004.

On April 3, 2004, the newly renovated West Seattle Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens at 2306 42nd Avenue SW. This is the seventh branch opened as part of "Libraries For All," a $196.4 milli...

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"Frasier," the TV sitcom set in Seattle, airs its last show on May 13, 2004.

On May 13, 2004, the television sitcom set in Seattle, "Frasier," airs its last show after an 11-year run. Although the show was set in Seattle, it was filmed in Los Angeles. It began in the fall of 1...

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Susan Point's contemporary Coast Salish sculpture Interaction is unveiled in Friday Harbor on May 22, 2004.

On May 22, 2004, Interaction, a contemporary Coast Salish sculpture by Native artist Susan A. Point (b. 1952), is unveiled at the Port of Friday Harbor's Fairweather Park on San Juan Island. The monum...

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New Central Library opens in downtown Seattle on May 23, 2004.

On May 23, 2004, The Seattle Public Library opens its new Central Library at 1000 4th Avenue. Some 26,600 people come downtown on a sunny Sunday to celebrate the opening. Designed by Dutch architect R...

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The Burke Museum's Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art stages its founding art auction on May 23, 2004.

On May 23, 2004, the Burke Museum's newly established Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art stages its founding art auction. The Bill Holm Center is named for the Burke's retired curat...

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Fire halts the Seattle Monorail's "blue train" and passengers are evacuated on May 31, 2004.

On May 31, 2004, 150 passengers are evacuated when a fire halts the Seattle Monorail's "blue train." The train, one of two four-car Alweg trains built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, caught fire wi...

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Franciscan nuns depart Shaw Island, after running the island ferry terminal and store for 27 years, on June 2, 2004.

On June 2, 2004, close to half of Shaw Island's 200 or so residents gather at the ferry terminal to bid farewell to the four Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist who until Memorial Day weekend ran the ...

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Library Connection @ Southcenter, a storefront library at the Westfield Southcenter Mall, holds opening celebration on June 5, 2004.

On Saturday, June 5, 2004, the Library Connection @ Southcenter, a storefront library at the Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, holds its official opening celebration. The innovative 3,168-square-...

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High Point Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on June 19, 2004.

On June 19, 2004, the new High Point Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens at 3411 SW Raymond Street. This is the ninth branch to open as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue pa...

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North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $4.5 million expansion project on June 26, 2004.

On June 26, 2004, the North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library reopens at 6801 35th Avenue NE after a $4,765,276 expansion project. This is the 10th branch opened as part of Libraries For All, a ...

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Elliot Marks caps 27-year career with The Nature Conservancy on July 10, 2004.

On July 10, 2004, it is announced that Elliot Marks (b.1945) -- longtime Washington state and Northwest regional director of The Nature Conservancy -- would be stepping down after 27 years of leading ...

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Beacon Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on July 10, 2004.

On July 10, 2004, the new Beacon Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens at 2821 Beacon Avenue S. This is the 11th branch to open as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue pass...

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