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James Oglethorpe Postal Card
In 1983, Georgia commemorated its Semiquincentenary -- or 250th anniversary -- with a year long celebration. The major event of the year occurred in Savannah on Feb. 12, with a day of parades, speeches, and other events recalling the founding of Georgia.
As part of its recognition of Georgia's Semiquincentenary, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new 13-cent postal card featuring a painting of James Oglethorpe's meeting with Tomochichi. First day of issue ceremonies were held outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is located on the Savannah River.
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