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The Complete National Parks Centennial Set?
In 1972, the USPS issued eight stamps to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s first national park – Yellowstone. You can get the complete set in one convenient order. The stamps honor:
Cape Hatteras National Seashore – The area contains some of the earliest sites of English colonial settlement. Located along North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the shores are home to thousands of waterfowl and have become the final stop for sections of ships that have been wrecked on the shoals.
Wolf Trap Farm National Park for the Performing Arts – The only National Park dedicated exclusively to the performing arts. Located in Vienna, Virginia, Wolf Trap Farm consists of two separate facilities, the Barns and the Filene Center. These facilities are home to various musical performances, such as the Wolf Trap Opera Company.
Yellowstone National Park – Yellowstone has the proud distinction of being the oldest national park in the world. This gigantic park covers 2,200,000 acres, which include deep canyons, majestic waterfalls, pristine lakes, dense forests, and vast meadows and more geysers and hot springs than any other area in the world.
Mount McKinley National Park – Located in Alaska, the park’s Mount McKinley has the highest peak of any mountain in North America, earning it the nickname, “Top of the Continent.” In 1980, the name of the park was changed to Denali National Park, reflecting the Native American heritage of the area.
City of Refuge National Historic Park – Located in Hawaii, the park contains the platforms of three temples and the remains of dwellings of great chiefs. The stamp design features the old Hawaiian god “Kii,” who protected those who broke taboo customs by enabling them to obtain purification from temple priests.
Today, the National Park Service manages about 400 sites protecting over 84 million acres in the US. These parks protect our natural and cultural heritage. And you can own a piece of this history by adding these stamps to your collection today.