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May 5, 2000Photo by Tim Murray - May 5, 2000

Topping Off!
The final I-beam is hauled up to the top of the building after museum members, staff, volunteers, and donors celebrated with a fine Cinco de Mayo lunch. All had signed the beam earlier, making it a time capsule of sorts.
Instead of the traditional pine tree, we attached a Yucca whipplei to the beam for good luck. Photo by Tim Murray—May 5, 2000

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