Today in History: January 13, 1893

On January 18, 1893, Preston opened its first post office. John F. Hudson was the postmaster, and mail was distributed from his home.

Thirty-nine years ago today, the January 13, 1971 Issaquah Press reported that Issaquah Creek had overrun its banks for the second time in a month, and that ground had been broken for the construction of Bellevue Community College. Meanwhile, Munson’s Thriftway (located where today’s Front Street Market stands) offered USDA choice chuck roast for 47 cents a pound, just beating the 49 cent per pound advertised by the Hi-Lo on Highway 10 (today’s Gilman Boulevard).