Story behind the stamps: USPS features two Montana rivers for 50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers

Story behind the stamps: USPS features two Montana rivers for 50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers

News Type: State, Federal Source: Great Falls Tribune
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The sun was rising on the Missouri River when Bob Wick of the BLM took a photo that in 2019 will become a stamp celebrating Wild and Scenic rivers.

Wick was just downstream from Hole in the Rock Campground on the White Cliffs section of the Upper Missouri River. That put him 63 miles from Fort Benton and 20 from Coal Banks Landing.

He remembers steam rising from the river on that September morning. Just enough forest fire smoke was in the sky to turn sunrise a vibrant orange. Cottonwood leaves were starting to turn yellow.