National Parks

2016 Arches National Park stamp
April 12, 1929

Arches National Park

Arches National Monument was established on April 12, 1929. Made into a national park in 1971, its home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. That makes it the highest density of natural arches in the world.

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1994 McQueen's Jupiter stamp
March 20, 1869

First Run of McQueen’s Jupiter

The Jupiter, also known as Central Pacific Railroad #60, made its first run on March 20, 1869. Less than two months later, the Jupiter made history as one of the two locomotives that met at Promontory Summit, Utah to mark the completion of America’s First Transcontinental Railroad.

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Yellowstone National Park stamp
March 1, 1972

National Parks Centennial

On March 1, 1972, the USPS issued the first stamp in a new series honoring the 100th anniversary of the world’s first national park. Exactly 100 years earlier, Congress established Yellowstone as a national park to protect its unusual features and resources.

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2002 Ansel Adams stamp
February 20, 1902

Birth of Ansel Adams

Photographer Ansel Easton Adams was born on February 20, 1902, in San Francisco, California. Adams was one of America’s most famous photographers, known for his photographs of American landscapes, which helped promote environmental and conservation causes.

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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 #1452 was issued for the 100th anniversary of America’s first national park.  It pictures the old Filene Center.
October 15, 1966

Wolf Trap Farm National Park

On October 15, 1966, the Wolf Trap Farm National Park for Performing Arts was established in Virginia.  It’s the only National Park dedicated exclusively to the performing arts.

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 US #3444 was issued on Wolfe’s 100th birthday.
October 3, 1900

Birth of Thomas Wolfe

Novelist Thomas Clayton Wolfe was born on October 3, 1900, in Asheville, North Carolina.

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 US #740 pictures El Capitan, a 7,564-foot high granite peak.
October 1, 1890

Yosemite National park

On October 1, 1890, Yosemite National Park was officially established.

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