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  • 1934 National Parks #740-749

1934 National Parks #740-749
In observance of National Parks Year, these views of 10 natural wonders were the first American commemoratives not directly related to an historical event, exposition or technological achievement. The orange-red color of the 2¢ value, selected by President Roosevelt, is almost identical to the actual color of the Grand Canyon itself.  In 2016 the National Park Service celebrated its centennial for protecting and maintaining these beautiful national treasures.

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# 740S - Perforated Set of 10 - (740-749)

In observance of National Parks Year, these views of 10 natural wonders were the first American commemoratives not directly related to an historical event, exposition or technological achievement. The orange-red color of the 2¢ value, selected by President Roosevelt, is almost identical to the actual color of the Grand Canyon itself. More...

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# 740 - 1¢ Yosemite - green

Picturing the majestic El Capitan, Yosemite National Park in central California was established in 1890 after being protected from development when President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year.  Scott 740 Yosemite

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# 741 - 2¢ Grand Canyon - red

Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona was made a National Monument in 1908 and a National Park in 1919. It covers over a million acres and is over a mile deep in places. Scott 741 Grand Canyon

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# 742 - 3¢ Mt. Rainier - deep violet

Mount Rainier National Park, near Seattle, was established in 1899. Mount Rainier, classified as an active volcano, is over 14,000 feet high and last erupted in 1854. Up to 13,000 people attempt to climb Rainier each year. Scott 742 Mt. Rainier

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# 743 - 4¢ Mesa Verde - brown

Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado was established in 1906. It contains some of the best preserved cliff dwellings of the Pueblo peoples, some up to 1400 years old. Scott 743 Mesa Verde

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# 744 - 5¢ Yellowstone - blue

Yellowstone National Park in northwestern Wyoming was established in 1872 by President Grant, and is considered the first National Park in the world. Among its many geothermal features is the Old Faithful Geyser which is one of the most predictable geographical features on Earth, erupting every 91 minutes. In the early days of the park, Old Faithful was often used as a laundry. Scott 744 Yellowstone

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# 745 - 6¢ Crater Lake - dark blue

Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon was established in 1902. Crater Lake, the remnant of a collapsed volcano, is the deepest lake in the United States, reaching a depth of 1,943 feet. Scott 745 Crater Lake

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# 746 - 7¢ Acadia - black

Acadia National Park, located on the coast of Maine, was created in 1919 as "Lafayette National Park". It was the first national park to be established east of the Mississippi, and features several peaks and impressive seaside cliffs. Its Cadillac Mountain is one of the first locations in the United States to see the sunrise. Scott 746 Acadia

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# 747 - 8¢ Zion - sage green

Zion National Park in Utah was named a National Monument in 1909 and became a National Park in 1919. Its most prominent feature is Zion Canyon which is 15 miles long and up to a half mile deep. This stamp shows the Great White Throne, a white sandstone mountain 6,744 feet high. Scott 747 Zion

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# 748 - 9¢ Glacier - red orange

Glacier National Park was established in 1910 and covers over a million acres in northwest Montana. It includes two mountain ranges, over 130 lakes, 50 glaciers, and over a thousand species of plants and animals. This stamp shows Two Medicine Lake with Sinopah Mountain towering in the distance. Scott 748 Glacier

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# 749 - 10¢ Great Smoky Mountains - gray black

Great Smoky Mountains National Park was chartered in 1934 and officially dedicated in 1940. Covering a half million acres of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Tennessee and North Carolina, it is the most visited of the National Parks and one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. The natural fog that hangs over the range gives the mountains their name.  Scott 749 Great Smoky Mountains

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