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Anacortes History

  1. Bobo dies at Woodland Park Zoo (1968)

    February 22, 2020, All Day

    Though he only lived in Anacortes for a couple of years, Bobo (1951-1968) left quite an impact on the Anacortes community, instantly becoming one of our town’s most iconic residents. When Bobo (literally) outgrew his small town home, the Lowman family that had cared for him during his stay sent him to Woodland Park Zoo. Like any child getting sent off by their family into the big world, Bobo would have to learn how to adapt to his new life. He became a huge hit at the zoo, along with his roommate Fifi. The two became friends but lacked the romantic chemistry to start a family. On this date in 1968, zookeepers found Bobo’s body in his cage. His untimely death at age 17 was attributed to pulmonary embolism. Bobo’s body was mounted by a taxidermist and was displayed temporarily at the Anacortes Museum before being moved to the MOHAI in Seattle.

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  1. 10:30am - Open Play

    February 22, 2020, 10:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Join us for free play with toys, games, and a sensory station.

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  2. 7pm - Links at the Library

    February 22, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Join the Library Foundation as we transform the entire Library into a miniature golf course to support the library! This unique fundraiser will be an event to remember with appetizers, drinks, and live music from the Savage Blues Band! Costumes are encouraged for our Great Gatsby Roaring Twenties theme. Get your tickets at Pelican Bay Books, Watermark Books, or the Friends of the Library Book Shop.

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