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Louisiana Purchase map
Date Issued: 1904-04-30
Postage Value: 10 cents

Commemorative issue
Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Louisiana Purchase map

With the completion of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States doubled in land area. Not only did the purchase provide for considerable land for expansion, but it also assured free navigation on the Mississippi and its tributaries. The Spanish surrendered physical possession of Louisiana on November 30, 1803. In a separate ceremony on December 20, the French turned Louisiana over to the United States. Disputes with Spain and England over the boundaries took many years to resolve.

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