Abraham Lincoln

1934 1¢ National Parks: Yosemite, California
June 30, 1864

Yosemite Land Grant 

On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant. This made Yosemite Valley the first piece of land set aside by the US government for preservation and public use.

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 U.S. #555 is based on a photo taken just a few days before Lincoln’s 55th birthday.
February 27, 1860

Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address 

On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most important speeches of his career – the Cooper Union Address.

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