Old West On New Stamps
Folklore cowboy Pecos Bill and legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan as well as designs on riverboats and marathon running will adorn U.S. postage stamps next year.
Most of the new stamps will be unveiled in the traditional Washington news conference where 93 designs covering 30 subjects will be made public at a Nov. 7 ceremony hosted by Postmaster General Marvin Runyon at the National Postal Museum.
Other stamps of local interest will be unveiled in a series of briefings in 11 cities over three days.
Stamps commemorating the statehood of Utah and Iowa will be announced at ceremonies in Salt Lake City and Des Moines on Nov. 7.
Other stamps to be unveiled include American Indian dances, Pecos Bill, Casey at the bat, Lunar New Year, riverboats, folk hero John Henry, Paul Bunyan, and endangered species.
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