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Mighty Mac Gets A Stamp…Again!

The iconic Mackinac Bridge…otherwise known as “Mighty Mac” is featured this year by the United States Postal Service on the Priority Mail postage stamp.  This cool bridge is five miles long and travels between Mackinaw City & St. Ignace in Michigan.  It is the currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world and runs [...]

Dr. Jonas Salk Honored On Stamp Part II Of II

Continuing from Wednesday… Dr. Salk’s polio vaccine was comprised of the “killed” polio virus.  It was considered very safe and effective. Immunizations were given in shot form, which some patients did not care for.  A few years later, a “live” vaccine was created that was administered orally.  United States public health officials decided to use the [...]

Dr. Jonas Salk Honored On Stamp Part I Of II

Dr. Jonas Salk was born in New York to Russian immigrant parents.  He was encouraged to study hard and eventually attended medical school at New York University.  He initially had a particular interest in the study of influenza.  Dr. Salk’s first major accomplishment came in the development of a vaccine that controlled the spread of [...]

Katharine Hepburn Hits It Big With A Postage Stamp Part II Of II

Continuing from Friday…   Despite Hepburn’s quirky, private, and outspoken personality, she was highly regarding in Hollywood among her fans.  Throughout her lifetime she was given many awards for her acting abilities. Katharine Hepburn completed an impressive amount of movies during her extensive career.  For her third film, “Morning Glory”, she was awarded the coveted [...]

Katharine Hepburn Hits It Big With A Postage Stamp Part I Of II

One of the most loved American actresses of all time, Katharine Hepburn, was honored on May 12, 2010 by the United States Postal Service with a 44 cent commemorative postage stamp.  The dedication ceremony was held at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook near the place she called home.  Hepburn is the [...]

Old Faithful Depicted On Postage Stamps

Old Faithful is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  It was the first geyser that was seen and then named during an expedition in 1870.  The geyser can shoot up to 8,400 gallons of boiling water each time it erupts.  Each eruption can travel up to 185 feet and can last up to 5 [...]

Dr. Edward Trudeau Makes His Mark On Postage Stamps Part II Of II

Continuing from Friday… Dr. Trudeau was honored with the postage stamp for his tireless efforts in treating and researching Tuberculosis; which at one point was responsible for killing 1 in 7 people in the United States.  Trudeau was the first President and founder of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, which [...]

Dr. Edward Trudeau Makes His Mark On Postage Stamps Part I Of II

On May 15, 2008, Dr. Edward Trudeau was awarded a spot as one of the “Distinguished Americans” by the United States Postal Service.  He joined other greats like Jonas Salk, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Claude Pepper, Wilma Rudolph, and James Michener, whose stamp was released on the same day. Dr. Trudeau was a Phthisiologist, which is [...]

Charles and Ray Eames Honored With United States Postage Stamps

Charles and Ray Eames were best known for their ability to design items for every day use.  Their design efforts were not focused on style in particular, but instead on problem solving and meeting the needs of Americans by using new materials and processes.  As a result, their design approach was widely accepted and loved [...]

James Michener Postage Stamp

James Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in New York City.  He was abandoned by his birth parents but soon adopted by a Quaker widow named Mabel Michener.  He spent his childhood living in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  Despite being poor, his adoptive mother shared her love of books and music with her enthusiastic son.  Michener [...]