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David "Doc" Maynard arrives at Alki Point on March 31, 1852.

Electric trolley line in Seattle begins regular service on March 31, 1889.

Charles Hopkins, the "Tattooed Bandit," is captured at Van Horn, Washington, on March 31, 1914.

City of Bellevue is incorporated on March 31, 1953.

The Weekly begins publication in Seattle on March 31, 1976.

Bogle & Gates, one of Seattle's largest and oldest law firms, dissolves on March 31, 1999.

Cedar River Watershed Education Center groundbreaking ceremonies held on March 31, 2000.

Spokane Valley instantly becomes Washington's ninth largest city when incorporation becomes official on March 31, 2003.

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A new section of the Pacific Highway from Blaine to Ferndale, including the Dakota Creek Bridge, opens to traffic on October 13, 1928.

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San Juan County commissioners approve ordinance, creating a land bank to acquire and preserve open space and conservation areas, on September 5, 1990.

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