Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Water & US Stamps
Since 1922 water stamps have included: the Ohio River Canalization - 1928; Mirror Lake (Mt Ranier) - 1934; Old Faithful - 1934; Crater Lake - 1934; Two Medicine Lake (Mt Rockwell) - 1934; Panama Canal - 1938; Everglades National Park - 1947; St Lawrence Seaway - 1958; Water Conservation - 1960; Great River Road (Mississippi River) - 1966; Arkansas River Navigation - 1968; Anti-Pollution (Save our Water) - 1970 (pictured above); Soil & Water Conservation - 1984; St Lawrence Seaway (again) - 1984; and Preserving Wetlands - 1984. Sorry, but my reference book only goes through 1990 - there could be more!
What amazes me is that out of all the people displayed on stamps, no water manager has yet been so honored! BUT...they say there's a first time for everything!