Arago: Utah Statehood Centenary Issue

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Utah Statehood Centenary Issue

The Postal Service commemorated the 100th anniversary of the admission of Utah into the Union with the issuance of a 32-cent stamp on January 4, 1996, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Designed by McRay Magleby of Provo, Utah, the stamp features the Delicate Arch, a geologically formed arch that frames the La Sal Mountains. The Arch, located in Arches National Park, is one of the most familiar icons in the state.

On January 4, 1896, Utah became the nation's 45th state. Salt Lake City, its capital, is located in the north central part of the state. Utah's landscape is formed primarily by mountains, high plateaus, and deserts and straddles three physiographic regions: the Middle Rockies, the Basin and Range Province, and the Colorado Plateau. The climate is basically arid, except for the southwestern corner, which is almost dry subtropical.

Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd. produced the stamp in the offset process.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (December 7, 1995)


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