Preston beginnings: Preston Post Office opens on January 13, 1893.
On January 13, 1893, Preston Post Office opens. John F. Hudson, a trapper, serves as the first postmaster, and mail is distributed from his house. Preston is located 21 miles east of Seattle four miles southwest of Fall City near the Raging River. It was located on the Northern Pacific Railroad line.
- By Greg Lange
- Posted 12/18/1998
- HistoryLink.org Essay 555
Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 644-645.
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