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Happy Birthday California!

Happy Birthday! California Becomes A State....September 9, 1850

Created By Caitlin Kearney

Web Team Intern

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

On September 9, 1850, California was admitted to the Union as the 31st American state. In celebration of California's birthday, the National Postal Museum has created this mini-exhibit highlighting different objects and postage stamps with connections to the state of California.

United States Master Collection, Scott 1663

The 13-cent California state flag stamp was issued February 23, 1976. (Scott 1663)