2002 34¢ Greetings From America: Missouri
June 10, 1967

Gateway Arch Opens to the Public

On June 10, 1967, the Gateway Arch opened in St. Louis, Missouri. A monument to America’s westward expansion, it’s the tallest arch in the world at 630 feet.

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1960 4¢ United States and Japan Treaty
February 21, 1885

Dedication of the Washington Monument

On February 21, 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated, 37 years after its cornerstone was laid.

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 US #747 pictures the
November 19, 1919

Zion National Park

Zion National Park was established on November 19, 1919. 

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 US #557 was issued on Roosevelt’s 64th birthday.
October 27, 1858

Happy Birthday Teddy Roosevelt 

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858, in New York City, the second of four children.

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 US #3174 was issued at the dedication ceremony of the memorial.
October 18, 1997

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

On October 18, 1997, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) was officially dedicated in Arlington County, Virginia.

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 US #2147 had been intended for Bartholdi’s 150th birthday, though it was issued a year later.  It was also issued a year before the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.
August 2, 1834

Birth of Frédéric A. Bartholdi

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty, was born on August 2, 1834, in Colmar, France.

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 US #2561 was issued for the 200th anniversary of the capital’s naming in 1791.
July 16, 1790

District of Columbia

On July 16, 1790, the District of Columbia was established with George Washington’s signing of the Residence Act.

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 US #1562 pictures Francisco carrying the 1,100-pound cannon at the Battle of Camden.
July 9, 1760

 Happy Birthday to Peter Francisco

Pedro Francisco, also known as the “Virginia Giant,” the “Giant of the Revolution,” and the “Virginia Hercules,” was born on July 9, 1760, in Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal.

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 US #1084 was issued for the 50th anniversary of Devils Tower, the first monument created under the Antiquities Act.
June 8, 1906

Antiquities Act of 1906 

On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, giving him and future presidents the authority to create national monuments from federal lands.

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