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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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Hope Academic Enrichment Center is incorporated in White Center as a non-profit organization on July 22, 2004.

On July 22, 2004, Hope Academic Enrichment Center is incorporated as a non-profit organization. Begun by Mohamed A. Ali as an informal tutoring program, the center is located in St. James Place in Whi...

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Washington State Parks Commission gives Old Man House State Park to the Suquamish Tribe on August 12, 2004.

On August 12, 2004, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission gives Old Man House State Park, located on the eastern edge of the Kitsap Peninsula, to the Suquamish tribe. The one-acre park,...

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Airport Communities Coalition drops opposition to Sea-Tac International Airport third runway on August 19, 2004.

On August 19, 2004, the Airport Communities Coalition drops its opposition to the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport third runway after spending $15 million over 10 years campaigning and l...

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Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after remodeling on August 22, 2004.

On August 22, 2004, the Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens at 4721 Rainier Avenue S after remodeling. In order to respect and preserve the historic character of the original 1911 bu...

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