Sunday, June 29, 2008

Colorado Mountain in Wyoming?

Denver's TV 7NEWS' website,The, reports, "Colorado's new flag stamp that went on sale two weeks ago as part of a new national stamp series may have a major problem: the mountain is in Wyoming. "

As seen above, the stamp shows the Colorado flag, with evergreen trees and a snowy mountain.

But, a sharp-eyed 7NEWS viewer from Fort Collins thought the mountain outline depicted on the Colorado stamp looked distinctively familiar. He thought the mountain on the stamp is 13,620-foot Mount Helen in Wind River Range of Wyoming.

Al DeSarro, with the U.S. Postal Service, is quoted as saying the artwork "was not based on any specific picture of a mountain," and was supposed to be a generic representation of a mountain -- not a specific mountain in Colorado.

To read the entire article and view a video, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM