Saturday, July 26, 2008

USPS Stamp: Mount Rushmore

On June 6, 2008, the US Postal Service issued a new Mount Rushmore ($4.80 Priority Mail) stamp. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is very popular tourist site located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Carved into this mountain of granite are the faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. According to a 1929 budget document, the monument was intended “to commemorate the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States (source For more info, see VOANews American Mosaic: Mount Rushmore.

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