Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lincoln's Arizona Connection

The Arizona Daily Star reports Alex Lutgendorf, 81, a volunteer at the Postal History Foundation in Tucson, Arizona and the curator of the Western State Postmarks for the museum,has been busy cancelling envelopes with a special cancellation in honor of Abraham Lincoln's historical connection to Arizona.

According to the article, Lincoln signed the Arizona Organic Act on Feb. 24, 1863which created the Arizona Territory by dividing the New Mexico Territory.
Lincoln's 200th birthday is tomorrow. A set of four U.S. postage stamps were released Monday commemorating his life and career.

Shown above, Alex and Lena Rodgers inside a post office which was used in the Arizona Territory and which is on display at the Postal History Foundation.

To read the entire article, click here.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM