Saturday, January 13, 2007

Oklahoma statehood stamp dedicated

According to the Associated Press, the Oklahoma statehood stamp was unveiled at the Oklahoma History Center Thursday, and simultaneously went on sale at 567 post offices across the state.

Shown above in a USPS photo, dedicating the Oklahoma stamp (while a young crowd watches) are, from left, Oklahoma Centennial Commission Executive Director Blake Wade, former USPS Board of Governors Chairman Bert Mackie, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, Centennial Project Chairman Lee Allan Smith, USPS Southwest Area Operations Vice President Ellis Burgoyne and former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh.

Tom Blakey of the Norman, OK, Transcript reports, "The stamp is a replica of a painting by Oklahoma artist Mike Larsen... and depicts the morning sunlight touching the waters of the Cimarron River... which represents the Old West and Oklahoma’s past. Along the banks of the river ran the southern branch of the Santa Fe Trail."

To read his entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM