The month of June continues with beautiful new stamps including today’s Indiana Statehood stamp issued in Indianapolis. It is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Indiana Statehood.
The Forever stamp is now available for purchase on usps.com.
About the Indiana Statehood stamp
“…Known as the Hoosier State, Indiana became the nineteenth state of the Union on December 11, 1816.
The state’s fertile soil has long made it ideal for crops like corn, which remains a staple of Indiana’s agricultural economy. It is therefore fitting that the Indiana Statehood stamp features a contemplative photograph of the expansive cornfields near Milford, Indiana. The photographer, Michael Matti, grew up in Milford and had driven past that view hundreds of times until one day he decided to pull over, stand on top of his car, and take in the beautiful sunset.
Indiana has often been considered the heartland of America. Striving to find a middle way has been part of its heritage since frontier times, when it attracted settlers from both north and south. This influx created a distinctive culture that was more western than northern or southern.
Today, Indiana is well known for hosting the Indianapolis 500 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, with a seating capacity of 250,000. Indiana is also known for its devotion to the game of basketball. Legendary players such as Oscar Robertson and Larry Bird have been among the finest products of Indiana’s basketball culture.”… <–End of excerpt
Thank you for joining me today for us covering the Indiana Statehood stamp issued. And yes, thinking of Indiana if you go back many a year some of us were in grade school and still remember the song from 1970 “Indiana Wants Me” by R. Dean Taylor and I even found a YouTube of a 45 playing the song – complete with the siren! If you tend to read my blog post early in the morning I have included a link instead of embedding the YouTube here so you have time to brace yourself to hear that siren!
Indiana Statehood stamp issued – Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Wikipedia Indiana Wants Me
YouTube R. Dean Taylor – Indiana Wants Me – 45 RPM – WITH Siren posted by WABCRADIO77