Vashon Island beginnings: Cove Post Office opens on March 26, 1904.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/25/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 588
On March 26, 1904, Cove Post Office opens. John Rindal is appointed the first postmaster. Mail is distributed from a large building near the town's dock. On September 30, 1956, the post office closes permanently. Cove is located 14 miles south of Seattle on the west shore of Vashon Island.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 676-678.

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