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Stamp celebrating Nevada’s 150th unveiled


U.S. Postal Service

The Nevada sesquicentennial stamp.

Updated Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 2:26 p.m.

Nevada’s 150th Anniversary Stamp Unveiling

Invited dignitaries unveil the Nevada Sesquicentennial commemorative stamp as part of a United States Postal Service and Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission event at the Smith Center on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Launch slideshow »

These days, politicians don’t have much to smile about.

But the unveiling of Nevada’s sesquicentennial stamp on Thursday had the Silver State’s political leaders showing some teeth.

The Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first and largest state park, was unveiled as the mise-en-scene decorating the U.S. Postal Service’s latest forever stamp, which honors the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood. The image on the stamp frames a resplendent, sun-kissed version of the park’s Fire Canyon. Reno artist Ron Spears painted the scene to resemble the formation during sunrise.

U.S. Sens. Dean Heller and Harry Reid joined with Gov. Brian Sandoval and other state officials at the unveiling of the stamp.

The event at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas was one of 300 events scheduled to celebrate the state’s sesquicentennial this year.

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