Arizona to unveil new centennial stampSeptember 26, 2011
Date: Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:34am MST
Angela GonzalesSenior Reporter – Phoenix Business Journal
The artwork selected for next year’s U.S. commemorative postage stamp honoring Arizona’s centennial will be unveiled Sept. 16 at the AZ Best Fest at the courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott.
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The public is invited to attend the event, which kicks off a weekend festival of concerts, activities and food booths to begin the celebration of Arizona’s centennial.
Arizona was officially welcomed as the 48th State in the Union on Feb. 14, 1912, when President William H. Taft signed the statehood legislation.