Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Going To The Sun

The new Glacier National Park stamp is the current postage rate for up to 1-ounce to Canada or Mexico, and also the 2-ounce domestic First-Class Mail rate.

A visitor at Glacier National Park walks past the enlarged stamp on display.
Brenda Ahearn snapped this photo on January 19 for the Daily Inter Lake.

Glacier National Park was established as a national park on May 11, 1910. Known to Native Americans as the “Shining Mountains,” the park preserves more than a million acres of forests, alpine meadows, lakes, rugged peaks and glacial-carved valleys in the Northern Rocky Mountains. More than 1,800 species of plants have been identified in the park to date. The park is also a haven for wildlife with 277 species of birds and 67 species of animals including the bald eagle, wolverine, lynx, mountain goat, bighorn sheep and wolf.

Kalispell, MT, Postmaster Richard Burley dedicated the stamp. Joining Burley was Superintendent of Glacier National Park Chas Cartwright, and the Kalispell Middle School girls choir singing “America the Beautiful.” The stamp was designed by Art Director Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, featuring a photo by National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford. The stamp art shows Logan Pass, the highest point on the park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oops.... Benny, I think you meant the new Glacier National Park stamp is also good for the 3-ounce domestic First Class Mail rate, not 2-ounce.