Auburn beginnings: Pialschie Post Office opens June 21, 1887.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/11/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 489
On June 21, 1887, Pialschie Post Office opens. John M. Thomas, the first postmaster, distributes the mail from his hotel. Pialschie is located 20 miles south of Seattle within the future city limits of Auburn.

The name changes to Thomas on January 31, 1907.


Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 604.

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