Nature and Conservation

1931 30¢ Bison, brown
November 5, 2022

National Bison Day

Since 2013, National Bison Day has been held on the first Saturday in November, which falls on November 5, 2022. Once close to extinction, bison populations have recovered due to prolonged conservation efforts and in 2016, the bison was made America’s national mammal.

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2022 60¢ National Marine Sanctuaries – Corals & Fish, Rose Atoll American Samoa
October 23, 1972

National Marine Sanctuaries

On October 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed legislation establishing the National Marine Sanctuary Program. This program protects and manages over 783,000 square miles of aquatic areas in and around the US.

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2020 $26.35 Grand Island Ice Caves – Express Mail
October 15, 1966

Creation of First US National Lakeshore

On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior. It was the first national lakeshore in the United States.

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1940 Famous Americans: 10¢ Frederic Remington
October 4, 1861

Birth of Frederic Remington 

Frederic Sackrider Remington was born on October 4, 1861, in Canton, New York. He went on to become the most successful artist of Western scenes during his lifetime.

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1966 5¢ Johnny Appleseed
September 26, 1774

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed 

John Chapman, popularly known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts.  A popular figure in American folklore, he planted countless apple seeds, helping the fruit to prosper in America.

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1973 8¢ Lyndon B. Johnson
August 27, 1908

Birth of President Lyndon B. Johnson

America’s 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was born on August 27, 1908, in Stonewall, Texas. President Johnson promoted a “Great Society” and signed many initiatives into law aimed at civil rights, public broadcasting, health, education, the arts, and public services.

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1966 5¢ National Park Service
August 25, 1916

National Park Service Established

Decades after the first national park was created, the National Park Service (NPS) was officially established on August 25, 1916. The service has grown to include over 400 areas, covering over 84 million acres.

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1937 3¢ Hawaii Territorial Series
August 1, 1916

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

On August 1, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established Hawaii National Park – America’s 11th national park and the first established in a US territory. The name was later changed to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

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1922 25¢ Niagara Falls, green
July 15, 1885

Niagara Falls State Park

On July 15, 1885, The Niagara Reservation State Park (later renamed Niagara Falls State Park) became America’s first state park.

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