Auburn beginnings: Christopher Post Office opens on March 22, 1887.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/11/1998
  • Essay 488
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On March 22, 1887, Christopher Post Office opens. Thomas Christopher, the first postmaster, distributes the mail from his house. Post office closes on October 15, 1917. Christopher is located 20 miles south of Seattle within the future city limits of Auburn.

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

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