Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:21 pm
The Messenger, February 1, 2012
Reelfoot Lake Tourism and the U.S. Postal Service are announcing that the cancellation stamp featuring Mark Twain and a scenic envelope will be on sale at the Bicentennial Eagle Festival Saturday at the Ellington Hall assembly room, located in the visitors center on State Route 22.
This is the only day the cancellation stamp will be available, a spokesman said.
“We also invite you to come and view the panel exhibit of Roosevelt’s Steamboat Remembered,” the spokesman said.
The steamboat New Orleans was on the Mississippi River during one of the New Madrid earthquakes that affected this region and played a role in creating Reelfoot Lake.
“Our Bicentennial Committee has worked hard planning events to remember the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812 and the creation of Reelfoot Lake,” the spokesman said. “The exhibit runs from Saturday through Feb. 28. The Bicentennial Eagle Festival at Reelfoot Lake is Saturday and there will be eagle-watching bus tours available.
“A program will also be offered by John Stokes and it will be both entertaining and educational with live birds, some of which will be flying about during the program. The program will be at Ellington Hall.”