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4c Louisiana Statehood single

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Data Source
National Postal Museum
Description
This Louisiana Statehood Issue stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of Louisiana’s admission into statehood. The territory obtained statehood in 1812. The first European explorers in the area were from Spain; it was later colonized by France. The land was purchased by the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. This territory doubled the size of the United States; the area stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The stamp features an image of a riverboat on the Mississippi River.
United States; Louisiana; Spain; France; territory; statehood; anniversary; Louisiana Purchase; land; acquisition; boat; ship river; Mississippi
Printer
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Date
April 30, 1962
Medium
paper; ink (blue, dark slate green, red); adhesive / engraving
Type
Postage Stamps
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Object number
1980.2493.5414
Place
Louisiana
United States of America
Title
Scott Catalogue USA 1197