Commemorate America's historic sites and breathtaking vistas with this new 2017 U.S. Postal Service® calendar and a pane of 16 National Parks Forever® stamps with a protective mount.
In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill that established more than two million acres as Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world. By the early years of the 20th century, the West was dotted with new national parks. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the “Organic Act” that created the National Park Service. The act integrated all parks and monuments into a single federal system.
Today the grand and scenic parks of the American West remain iconic and important sites, but the definition of a park has expanded, with the National Park Service now overseeing historical parks and sites, national monuments, battlefields and military parks, recreation areas, seashores, parkways, lakeshores, and more. Each year, more than 275 million people visit a national park, where they find that some parks tell human stories at a human scale, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement, while others protect and preserve beautiful places and irreplaceable natural wonders. With the enthusiastic support of visitors, our national parks will continue to delight and inspire all Americans and impart a profound legacy for generations to come.
This collectible calendar features images from the 2016 National Parks stamps that are enhanced with special varnishes for a striking effect. Also included is a pane of 16 National Parks Forever® stamps with a protective mount.
The National Parks stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever® stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
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