Vashon Island beginnings: Lisabuela Post Office opens on June 30, 1892.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/13/1998
  • Essay 538
On June 30, 1892, Lisabuela Post Office opens. John Brink is the first postmaster. The post office closes on February 23, 1931. Lisabuela is located 16 miles south of Seattle on the west shore of Vashon Island in Puget Sound.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 641-642.
Note: John Brink's name was corrected on November 11, 2011.

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