Arago: 150th Anniversary Louisiana Statehood

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150th Anniversary Louisiana Statehood

4c Louisiana Statehood single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1197
Description:

This Louisiana Statehood Issue stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of Louisiana’s admission into statehood. The territory obtained statehood in 1812. The first European explorers in the area were from Spain; it was later colonized by France. The land was purchased by the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. This territory doubled the size of the United States; the area stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The stamp features an image of a riverboat on the Mississippi River.

United States; Louisiana; Spain; France; territory; statehood; anniversary; Louisiana Purchase; land; acquisition; boat; ship river; Mississippi

Date:
April 30, 1962
Medium:
paper; ink (blue, dark slate green, red); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5414
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Louisiana

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