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1980 - April 17 - Hoquiam police officer Donald Burke killed.

1980 - May 25 - Mount St. Helens ash hits Harbor.

1980 - May 28 – Spar Restaurant gutted by fire.

1980 - November 2 - Ice Palace demolished.

1981 - August 5 - South Shore Mall opens.

1981 - August 18 - Fire destroys the old Anderson & Middleton Mill.

1981 - December 29 - Harbor unemployment rate hits 16.3%.

1982 - July 27 - Fire chars remains of M.S. Sierra.

1982 - September 17 - New Driftwood Theater opens at 3rd and I Streets.

1982 - October 12 - E.C. Miller Lumber Mill auctioned.

1983 - September 20 - Old E.C. Miller Lumber Mill in South Aberdeen burns.

1984 - February 12 - Electric Park Power House demolition under way.

1984 - August 28 - Mayr Bros. Lumber Company files for bankruptcy.

1984 - December 10 - Parking meters removed from downtown Aberdeen.

1985 - January 17 - Electric Park Powerhouse now just rubble.

1986 - November 16 - Last movie shown at Aberdeen Theater.

1987 - August 6 - Soviet sailor defects from ship docked in Grays Harbor.

1987 - September 13 - Keel laid for Lady Washington

1988 - August 9 - Port of Grays Harbor dedicates Westport viewing tower.

1988 - September 14 - St. Joseph’s Hospital closes.

1988 - December 23 - Oil spill off Harbor when tug rams barge U.S. Nesfucca

1989 - March 7 - Lady Washington launched.



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