June 8, 2016

Indiana Bicentennial Stamp



INDIANAPOLIS The U.S. Postal Service has issued a stamp honoring Indiana's bicentennial and featuring a native Hoosier's photograph of a brilliant rural sunset over a cornfield.
The Postal Service hosted a stamp dedication ceremony Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis where the stamp was available for purchase to those attending. Gov. Mike Pence and first lady Karen Pence attended the ceremony. The governor's office says the stamp will be available Wednesday at post offices statewide.
The image on the stamp was taken by 25-year-old Milford native Michael Matti and shows clouds streaming above a cornfield in northern Indiana's Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS'-koh) County.
The stamp comes as Indiana celebrates the 200th anniversary of its statehood. Indiana became the nation's 19th state on Dec. 11, 1816.