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This Day in Georgia History

October 07, 1940

Eli Whitney Stamp Issued

In first-day-of-issue ceremonies in Savannah, the U.S. Post Office issued a 1-cent Eli Whitney commemorative stamp. Savannah was chosen because of its nearness to Mulberry Grove plantation, where Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1792.

Image of Eli Whitney Stamp Issued View large image
Source: Collection of Ed Jackson