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15th Sundman Lecture- Dr. Glen Sample Ely: The Texas Frontier and

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Title
15th Sundman Lecture- Dr. Glen Sample Ely: The Texas Frontier and the
Description
 Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12 – 1 pm 

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum's Maynard Sundman Lecture Series was established in 2002 through a donation by his sons, David and Donald. The Sundman lectures feature talks by authors and expert philatelists on stamps and stamp collecting.

 In 1857, the U.S. Postmaster General awarded a $600,000 annual contract for the nation’s 1st transcontinental mail service from St. Louis to San Francisco. The contract went to the Overland Mail Company. Company president John Butterfield was the namesake of this 2800-mile mail route, which became known as the Butterfield Overland Mail. The Overland Mail Road was the nineteenth-century equivalent of the modern interstate highway system, stimulating passenger traffic, commercial freighting, and business. Many of the people living and working on the frontier during this period had connections to the mail line. Indeed, 1 cannot talk about the antebellum western frontier without also discussing the U.S.
Category
Group Events
Price
$0.01
All Day
False
Event Start
10/10/2018
Event End
10/10/2018
Venue
National Building Museum
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Family Friendly
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Mens/Womens
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Date Posted
10/06/2018
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