Update on Garden Key Harbor Light Stamp Dedication July 23
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Key West, FL --- At 11 AM on Thursday, July 23, 2009, Postmaster Jane Evans will welcome the community to the Fort Jefferson Lighthouse First-Day-Of-Sale stamp dedication ceremony at the Key West Post Office at 400 Whitehead Street.
The Fort Jefferson Lighthouse, also known as the Garden Key Harbor Light, is in Dry Tortugas National Park, approximately 70 miles west of Key West. Dan B. Kimball, Superintendent, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks, will give remarks on the preservation of Fort Jefferson, including the light, on Garden Key. In addition, Glenn D. Simpson, Program Manager for the NPS Southeast Region for Division of Historic Preservation, and Kelly Clark, Dry Tortugas Exhibit Specialist, who have been working on the Garden Key Lighthouse preservation will be on hand to answer any questions. Note - Complete News Release from July 21 can be found at http://www.nps.gov/drto/parknews/newsreleases.htm
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPRODUCING STAMP IMAGES: The stamp design must be reproduced in its entirety, including denomination and perforations. If the stamp design is reproduced within 75-150% of stamp size, a line must be placed through the denomination to 'cancel' the reproduction and prevent its use as actual postage. The appropriate USPS trademark and copyright notices must be included. All stamp designs are considered preliminary and subject to change until such time as the First Day of Issuance.
Did You Know?
Fort Jefferson served for a time as a remote prison facility. One of its most famous inmates was none other than Dr. Samuel Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Lincoln. Mudd was incarcerated on the Dry Tortugas for only four years, from 1865 to 1869.