Post Office Honors Craighead Twins’ Greatest Achievement

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More than 50 years ago, on October 2, 1968, President Johnson signed the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, putting it into law. The act, written largely by and enthusiastically promoted by the Craighead twins, was what Frank Jr. and John considered their greatest achievement. Now, the United States Post Office has honored this act and these rivers with a set of Forever stamps. Each stamp is a breathtaking photo of one of the protected rivers.  The twelve different rivers depicted in this set are:

Merced River in California’s Yosemite National Park

Niobrara River in Nebraska

Missouri River in Montana

Tlikakila River in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park

Owyhee River in southeastern Oregon

Snake River in Idaho and Oregon

Skagit River in Washington’s Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Ontonagon River in Michigan’s Ottawa National Forest

Koyukuk River in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Flathead River in Montana

Deschutes River in Oregon

Clarion River in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest

Only 60 million were printed, so get your set now.