Monuments

 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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 US #886 from the Famous Americans Series.
March 1, 1848

Birth of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born on March 1, 1848, in Dublin, Ireland. 

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 US #868 from the Famous Americans Series. Click image to order.
October 7, 1849

Birth of James Whitcomb Riley

Author and poet James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849, in Greenfield, Indiana.

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 US #5298l features the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness in Colorado. Click image to order.
September 3, 1964

The Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act.  The act protected 9 million acres from development and created the National Wilderness Preservation System that consists of more than 111 million acres today.

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