Farmers and farm historians will want to catch up with three
stamps honoring Rural America, being issued by the U.S. Postal
First, is a stamp noting the 100th anniversary of the
introduction of Angus cattle into the U.S. First day of issue was
set for October 5 at St. Joseph, Missouri with ceremonies at the
headquarters of the American Angus Association. The design shows
Angus cattle from Scotland and Longhorn cattle in a prarie
Also in the set will be a stamp observing the 100th anniversary
of the introduction of Kansas Hard Winter Wheat into the U.S. and
one for the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the
Chautauqua, which brought cultural programs to rural communities.
Both these are set for 1974.