Vashon Island beginnings: Cove Post Office opens on March 26, 1904.
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.
- By Greg Lange
- Posted 12/25/1998
- HistoryLink.org Essay 588
Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 676-678.
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