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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Seattle arts patron Bagley Wright dies at 87

Bagley Wright, an influential Seattle arts patron, philanthropist, and one of the original investors in the Space Needle, has died. He was 87. Wright and descendants of the originators gathered on April 17, 2011 to reminisce about how the needle was constructed during the early 1960's. Here, Bagley Wright, one of the original investors in the project, stands outside the Space Needle at the kick-off of a celebration leading up to the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary on April 21, 2012.

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