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Exclusive: Wyoming Mountain Depicted On Colorado Stamp?


No joke, right out of The Denver News:

Colorado's new flag stamp that went on sale two weeks ago as part of a new national stamp series may have a major problem: the mountain is in Wyoming.The U.S. Postal Service stamp shows the Colorado flag, with a snowy mountain and evergreen trees.But, a sharp-eyed 7NEWS viewer from Fort Collins thought the mountain outline depicted on the Colorado stamp looked distinctively familiar. Bob Michael said he believed the mountain on the stamp is 13,620-foot Mount Helen in Wind River Range of Wyoming.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...24/detail.html

They must think folks are just plain stupid:
post #2 of 14
We are.

Who cares?

It's a dumb assed stamp. How many folks care; they want a purty' mountain not a lesson in cartographic realism.

Or .... is there a sinister agenda? Will Colorado then stake a claim.

I for one, will be on the edge of my chair waiting to see how this plays out.

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Yuki, you crack me up ! Again. Good thing I'm not porcelian !
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
We are.

Who cares?

It's a dumb assed stamp. How many folks care; they want a purty' mountain not a lesson in cartographic realism.

Or .... is there a sinister agenda? Will Colorado then stake a claim.

I for one, will be on the edge of my chair waiting to see how this plays out.

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Sezz he who lives in Jersey: I'm sure you'd love that mountain on a NJ stamp instead of a frikin landfill or oil refinery hahahahaha! I'm holding out for the North Carolina WTF license plate stamp
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The Great State of New York did that with the Statue of Liberty.

All of the maps for decades had it in New Jersey (it was), but NY claimed that culturally it was part of NY ..... and so .... they were awarded custody.

I was trying to rally the NJ National Guard to defend it but they wussied out!

Strange things happen. :
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The Great State of New York did that with the Statue of Liberty.

All of the maps for decades had it in New Jersey (it was), but NY claimed that culturally it was part of NY ..... and so .... they were awarded custody.

I was trying to rally the NJ National Guard to defend it but they wussied out!

Strange things happen. :
So NY annexed Ellis Island from NJ? I never knew that. You are a fountain ofhistorical trivia. Thanks for that

NY's been trying to claim The Meadowlands for eons. Now that they're getting a ski dome you've got something else worth defending
post #7 of 14
The Statue is on Bedloe's Island now known as Liberty Island.

Ellis Island is a short distance off and is now under joint ownership of NY & NJ.

I had to do some work out there in one of the unrestored dorms a few years ago. Pretty spooky with the graffiti the residents had scratched into the walls ...... messages from so long ago.

The greater issues aside from actual ownership were the rights to dole out the consession franchises for vending and ferry service from Manhattan and ..... who got the tax collected.
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Exclusive: Wyoming Mountain Depicted On Colorado Stamp?


No joke, right out of The Denver News:

Colorado's new flag stamp that went on sale two weeks ago as part of a new national stamp series may have a major problem: the mountain is in Wyoming.The U.S. Postal Service stamp shows the Colorado flag, with a snowy mountain and evergreen trees.But, a sharp-eyed 7NEWS viewer from Fort Collins thought the mountain outline depicted on the Colorado stamp looked distinctively familiar. Bob Michael said he believed the mountain on the stamp is 13,620-foot Mount Helen in Wind River Range of Wyoming.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...24/detail.html

They must think folks are just plain stupid:
Not sure about Mount Helen. The first image is near Mt. Helen (AFAIR), but the stamp sure evokes more of a nice Wyoming scene than Colorado, IMO. Second image is the Green River Valley in the Winds:





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We're not real good with knowing our own mountains out here:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/poli...23/detail.html
post #10 of 14
I hear there will be a picture of Killington on New Hampshire's stamp.
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Well after all the town of Killington wants to leave Vermont and become part of New Hampshire.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Northeast....secession.ap/

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Killington residents vote to secede from Vermont


Thursday, March 4, 2004 Posted: 2:54 AM EST (0754 GMT)

KILLINGTON, Vermont (AP) -- Voting with a thunderous "aye," residents endorsed a plan Tuesday for this ski resort town to secede from Vermont and become a part of New Hampshire instead.
The overwhelming voice vote opened the next chapter in what could be a long and costly push to join New Hampshire, 25 miles to the east.
Ultimately, the vote could prove to be only symbolic. State lawmakers in New Hampshire and Vermont will have the final say. And Vermont legislators said secession will probably be voted down.
Town officials said about two-thirds of the 200 to 300 people who attended the town meeting supported secession. ....
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Ad in Ski Mag.......
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
The Great State of New York did that with the Statue of Liberty.

All of the maps for decades had it in New Jersey (it was), but NY claimed that culturally it was part of NY ..... and so .... they were awarded custody.

I was trying to rally the NJ National Guard to defend it but they wussied out!

Strange things happen. :
Wow history lesson here on EpicSki. Thanks Yuki. NJ National Guard defending its land from NY state. ROLTFLMAO.

NY State many years ago, when it started the I LOVE NY campaign, published a beautiful poster size picture of mountains and a lake in the Adirondacks. I had spent a fair amount of time in the DACKs backpacking. I thought the photo looked very familiar. To me, it looked like Lake Colden from the top of Algonquin Mountain. The only problem was that the lake in the photo was much larger than Lake Colden. After asking around and investigating a bit, it turns out the NY state media department wanted to embellish the photo just a tad. The valley to the right of Lake Colden was filled in doubling the size of the lake and they filled in the lake with more water. : BTW there hasn't been any fish in Lake Colden for years due to acid rain from places like Ohio.
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Ski Nebraska, I LOVE IT. The competition with Kansas must really be vicious.
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