Kentucky Bicentennial

Kentucky Bicentennial Maximum Cards


Stock #: 235750
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: Fleetwood
Postmark: 1992 Jun-1
PM City: Danville
PM State: KY
Stamp: 29c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

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First Day of Issue: June 1, 1992; First Issue Location: Danville, Kentucky. Fine horses, smooth whiskey and sweet bluegrass are Kentucky's hallmarks. Few Americans are unfamiliar with Kentucky's reputation as the top horse-breeding state; equally famous is the Bourbon whiskey named for the county where it was developed. And of course, the lush grass which carpets the landscape in velvet blue-green truly justifies the pioneers' opinion that "Kaintuckee" was the promised land. More than 200 years ago, a legendary man named Daniel Boone entered into the region now known as eastern Kentucky. He stayed for two years and when he returned to the settlements to the east, his stories enticed others to venture westward. By 1792, when Kentucky became the 15th state in the budding nation, she claimed more than 75,000 citizens. Decades later, when war threatened, President Abraham Lincoln vowed to keep his native state part of the Union: "I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky." Today, the state of pioneers and presidents celebrates its bicentennial
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