The opening of a post office is an important marker of the beginning of a community. On March 25, 1890, the Fremont Post Office opens. Thomas C. Ralston is the first postmaster. Fremont, now (2005) a Seattle neighborhood, is located four miles north of the business district of Seattle.
Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966).
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