#746 – 1934 7c Acadia, Maine

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U.S. #746
1934 7¢ Acadia
National Parks Issue

Issue Date:
October 2, 1934
First City: Bar Harbor, ME
Quantity Issued: 15,988,250
 
As a stamp collector, President Franklin D. Roosevelt personally oversaw the selection of stamp subjects and designs during his administration. As Roosevelt was reviewing suggestions for the 1934 schedule, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes saw an opportunity to advertise the national park system. Ickes felt many Americans were unaware the federal government had set aside vast amounts of land for their enjoyment and for future generations. At his suggestion, 1934 had been declared National Parks Year. Ickes now proposed the legacy of the national parks be portrayed on postage stamps to give people a glimpse of their diversity and natural beauty. FDR approved the idea immediately, and ten parks were chosen, each to be pictured on a different denomination ranging from 1¢ to 10¢.
 
The First National Park East of the Mississippi River
Acadia National Park has the unique distinction of being the first national park established east of the Mississippi River. The park is located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, on the Schoodic Peninsula. It was established in 1916 when the island’s residents donated the land. Acadia National Park encompasses 47,633 acres. It includes several impressive peaks, including Cadillac Mountain – the highest granite peak on the eastern coast. The park is an excellent wildlife sanctuary, with many pristine forests and lakes. A marine biological laboratory is located in the park.
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U.S. #746
1934 7¢ Acadia
National Parks Issue

Issue Date:
October 2, 1934
First City: Bar Harbor, ME
Quantity Issued: 15,988,250
 
As a stamp collector, President Franklin D. Roosevelt personally oversaw the selection of stamp subjects and designs during his administration. As Roosevelt was reviewing suggestions for the 1934 schedule, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes saw an opportunity to advertise the national park system. Ickes felt many Americans were unaware the federal government had set aside vast amounts of land for their enjoyment and for future generations. At his suggestion, 1934 had been declared National Parks Year. Ickes now proposed the legacy of the national parks be portrayed on postage stamps to give people a glimpse of their diversity and natural beauty. FDR approved the idea immediately, and ten parks were chosen, each to be pictured on a different denomination ranging from 1¢ to 10¢.
 
The First National Park East of the Mississippi River
Acadia National Park has the unique distinction of being the first national park established east of the Mississippi River. The park is located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, on the Schoodic Peninsula. It was established in 1916 when the island’s residents donated the land. Acadia National Park encompasses 47,633 acres. It includes several impressive peaks, including Cadillac Mountain – the highest granite peak on the eastern coast. The park is an excellent wildlife sanctuary, with many pristine forests and lakes. A marine biological laboratory is located in the park.