American West

1994 29¢ Legends of the West: Annie Oakley
August 13, 1860

Birth of Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio. She was one of the most talented sharpshooters of her day and solidified the image of the American cowgirl.

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 US #1130 was issued for the 100th anniversary of the discovery in 1859.  It pictures Comstock, O’Reilly, and McLaughlin.  Click image to order.
June 12, 1859

The Comstock Lode

June 12, 1859, is generally accepted as the re-discovery date of the Comstock Lode.

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 US #1191 was issued for the 50th anniversary of New Mexico statehood.  Click image to order.
March 26, 1862

Battle of Glorieta Pass

On March 26, 1862, Confederate forces launched the Battle of Glorieta Pass, aimed at breaking Union control of the West along the base of the Rocky Mountains.

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 US #1243 was the fourth issue in the American Painting Series and pictures Russell’s painting Jerked Down.
March 19, 1864

Happy Birthday Charles M. Russell

Artist Charles Marion Russell was born on March 19, 1864, in St. Louis, Missouri.

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