The Trail Post Office is planning a very special event to commemorate the 150th birthday of the State of Oregon. On Saturday, Feb. 14, from 11-2 p.m. they will cancel the Oregon Statehood Commemorative Stamp at the Trail Museum, off Hwy. 227, at 100 Old Hwy. 62. The Trail Post Office was established in February 1893 and was located in what is now the museum for 52 years, from 1947 to 1999.
The stamp went on sale Jan. 14. Collectors will send their envelopes
(or bring them) to post offices all over the state for special
cancellations on Feb. 14. And one of those locations will certainly be
the Trail Post Office.
Gregory Manchess, of Beaverton, did
the oil painting of the Oregon coast, from which the stamp was
designed. The photograph was taken just south of Boardman State Park,
which is north of Brookings.
Barbara Falcy, postmaster in
Trail and her staff, are setting up this special event. In addition to
getting the envelope stamped, visitors will see where the old post
office (now museum) was and enjoy refreshments and conversation about
what once was.
Refreshments will be served.