Glacier National Park Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1934


Glacier National Park Stamp

The Glacier National Park stamp was issued on August 27, 1934 and was part of the ten stamp National Parks issue.  Glacier National Park contains over 1,600 square miles on the northern border of Montana.  The park includes many diverse ecosystems that support a wide variety of plant and animal life.  As large as the park is, it is just a part of the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem” a protected area that is ten times the size of Glacier National Park.

The original inhabitants of the Glacier National area were Native Americans that had arrived around 10,000 years ago.  When the first Europeans arrived, the area was inhabited by the Blackfeet tribe.  The tribe still lives in the area and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation borders Glacier National Park.  In the late 1890s the Great Northern Railroad passed through what would later become the park, bringing it to the attention of the rest of the country.  A movement to set aside the land for a National Park began and in 1910, President William Taft signed the bill creating Glacier National park.

Sadly, although the park remains, its namesake glaciers are disappearing.  When the park was founded it contained over 150 glaciers.  Currently only 25 remain, and due to the continuing effects of global warming, scientists predict that Glacier National park will be glacier free by 2030.

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US Postage Stamps
1934


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