National Parks Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1966

National Parks Stamp

The National Park stamp was issued on August 25, 1966 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Parks system in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. The goal of the National Parks System is to preserve “the scenery and natural and historical objects”.

The stamps design consists of three interlinked triangles that represent the three different categories of National Parks; recreational parks, historical parks and natural parks.  The green triangles represent both the natural and recreational parks (mountains and tents) while the three circles represent historical parks (cannon balls).  Since its founding in 1916 the National Parks system has grown to encompass over 84 million acres throughout the United States.

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