Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ben's birthday cards

Ben asked me my address because he wanted to surprise me and he surprised me twice by sending these 2 cards missing in my USA collection.
Thanks a lot Ben.

I already had cards from Kentuchy but didn't have cards from its capital.
"Frankfort is a city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that serves as the state capital and the county seat of Franklin County. The population was 27,741 at the 2000 census; by population, it is the 5th smallest state capital in the United States." - in: wikipedia
The cards shows the Vietnam Memorial, a floral clock and the State Capitol.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was an american national park and unesco site missing in my collection.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States. The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934 and officially dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940.
The park was designated an International Biosphere Reserve in 1976, was certified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983." - in: wikipedia
On the cards there's the Abrams Falls, one of the best trout streams in the Great Smoky Mountains. It was named after a Cherokee Indian Chief.

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