Two Historic Landmarks Featured on Stamps

March 14th, 2008

The U.S. Postal Service today announced the 2008 Express Mail and Priority Mail stamps featuring Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore.

The stamps will go on sale June 12.

The 2008 Express Mail stamp features Hoover Dam. Named for former President Herbert C. Hoover in 1931, Hoover Dam is a civil engineering wonder and national historic landmark located on the Arizona-Nevada border about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

The painting on the stamp is by Dan Cosgrove of Chicago, IL. The view is looking upstream with Nevada on the left and Arizona on the right. At the base of the dam is the power plant. In the foreground, water flows from outlet works in the canyon walls. Behind the dam is Lake Mead, the huge reservoir created when Hoover Dam was completed. The artist also included the lake's so-called "bathtub ring"

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