25 January 2009

Oregon 1859

Oregon is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this month.

I've seen entire counties celebrate by releasing a pictorial postmark for each town in the county. For example, Wise County, Texas celebrated their sesquicentennial on Oct. 7, 2006 with a parallel postmark for the 4 towns that is only different in the city name and zip code.

Oregon is a nightmare gone worse. They have a similar set of postmarks for, as best as I can tell, every city in the state - over 300!

I (wisely) decided I wasn't going to request that many postmarks, so I've picked a few with the same names as towns near where I live or have peculiar names.

-- Bill

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