Scranton, Lackawanna County - People all over the country are getting to experience a little piece of Scranton's history.
The U.S. Postal Service started selling a new set of "forever stamps" Monday. One of the stamps features a well-known landmark from Lackawanna County.
The railroad roundhouse from the Steamtown National Historic Site was one of 15 places across the country choosen to be on a new stamp.
People from the Scranton-area were quick to get their hands on them Monday.
At the post office at the Mall at Steamtown, the closest one to the historic site, business was brisk.
"I didn't believe it at first," Bill Ciccotti of Scranton said. "I thought it was just a regular roundhouse and she said 'it's Scranton' and I said, 'you're kidding me!' She said no, no it is and I looked at it and said, it looks like it"
Every year, thousands of people from all across the country and even around the world stop at the Steamtown National Historic Site.
Many locals say it is neat that aerial photographs from a local attraction is one of 15 selected.
"I think that's pretty awesome to be a part of history and on a stamp. That's great," Chris Creegan of Scranton said.
To celebrate the stamps release, the post office even offered a special pictorial postmark. Clerks hand-canceled stamped letters and postcards.
Employees say the release couldn't have been better timed because Octobe ris also stamp-collecting month.
"Some people are collectors and they get e-mails about what is coming out and they're so excited that it is right here in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. Postal employee Anita Rutt-Guerriere said.
The stamp of the roundhouse is the only site selected from Pennsylvania.