Bridal Veil, OR, Postmaster Christie Moon invites history buffs, classic car enthusiasts and stamp collectors alike to join her at a re-enactment of the 1916 dedication ceremony of the Columbia River Highway to obtain two special collectible postmarks commemorating the centennial event.
The festivities will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at Multnomah Falls. The dedication ceremony itself will begin at 10:30 a.m. behind the Multnomah Falls Lodge.
U.S. Postal Service employees will be on hand near the Multnomah Falls Gift Shop entrance to offer two collectible pictorial postmarks depicting the Columbia River Gorge and Vista House, created especially for this event. The postmarks may be applied to attendees’ letters, cards or any other items to which a postage stamp can be affixed.
The USPS staff will also offer an assortment of postage stamps, postcards and envelopes for sale, as well as bookmarks and posters with the Columbia River Gorge postage stamp design. Clear protective sleeves for a collectors’ set of nine bookmarks with the seven Columbia River Gorge Towns “Postmark America” postmarks and the two pictorial postmarks created just for this event will also be on sale. Cash, debit and credit will be accepted.
The two pictorial postmarks will also be available for 60 days after the event from the Bridal Veil Post Office, 1 W. Mill Rd. The Bridal Veil Post Office also offers one of seven Columbia River Gorge Towns “Postmark America” postmarks available at Post Offices throughout the region (the others are Cascade Locks, Corbett, Hood River, Mosier, Troutdale and The Dalles). The Bridal Veil Post Office is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
Customers may also request the special postmarks by mail if postmarked by Aug. 8, 2016. Customers may send their stamped envelopes or cards and postmark requests inside a larger envelope to:
VISTA STATION or MULTNOMAH FALLS STATION
1 W MILL RD
BRIDAL VEIL OR 97010-9998
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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