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

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/11/1998
  • Essay 489
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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 changed to Thomas on January 31, 1907.


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

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