Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Alaska. Alaska has used a number of slogans over the years, including 'NORTH TO THE FUTURE' and 'THE LAST FRONTIER'.
Green Mountains. The state name Vermont is actually French for 'Green Mountains'.
Wyoming. The 'bucking bronco' of Wyoming license plate was first utilized in 1936, and still appears on the plates today.
|The Northwest Territories, located in the vast northern portion of Canada, issued their first issue of green on white license plates in what year?||License Plates Part II
1941. Very few license plates were issued or needed in 1941, and today, less than a handful are know to exist. In 1970, NWT began issuing license plates in the shape of a polar bear.
3. Number 1 license plates are issued to the Governor in most states, and the number 2 plates are reserved for use by the Lieutenant Governor.
|New York only produced one license plate series made of porcelain (enamel over steel), a white on crimson undated issue with block numbers and a stacked 'NY' on one end. What year was this plate used?||License Plates Part III
1912. New York began issuing license plates in 1910, with a cream on dark blue plate composed of riveted steel numbers on a flat steel base. In 1911, a cream on maroon all embossed plate was used. After the 1912 porcelain plate, the state reverted back to embossed steel, and the 1913 plate was the first dated issue.
|What was the license plate number on the car in which President J.F. Kennedy was assassinated?||License Plates Part III
|Illinois license plates from 1944 to 1948 were made of a pressed paper composite in an effort to conserve metal during the war. They also issued a non-metal plate in 1943, but the composition led to the plates being eaten off the vehicles by goats. What was the main ingredient?||License Plates Part III
Soybeans. There actually were plates made of sugarcane fiber, also known as bagasse - these were the black on yellow Louisiana license plates, flat lithographed, complete with a pelican in the middle.
Florida. Special Seminole Indian issues are known to go back at least to 1950. The Miccosukee tribe also had special issues in Florida.
Purple. The number 1 Pennsylvania Antique-Historic Car license plate can be found on an antique vehicle at the Swigart Auto Museum, located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
|A short lived series of Puerto Rico license plates in the 1980's had a tiny image of a Coqui in the center. What was it?||License Plates Part IV
A frog. As well as the little 'coqui' frog being too small to really be legible, the commonwealth's name, as well as the slogan 'ISLA DEL ENCANTO' was too small to be read, which led to a quick dismissal of this design.
|The few cars registered in Prince Edward Island in 1919 were issued porcelain license plates. What were the colors?||License Plates Part IV
Dark Blue on Light Blue. The 1919 is a truly gorgeous plate, and a rare find - the background color is almost a pale periwinkle.
|Virginia license plates in 1927 went to an unusual color combination, for reasons that remain unclear. What were the colors?||License Plates Part IV
Red and Green. This is a really striking plate, and looks great on the mantleplace at Christmas!
Montana. 'Big Sky Country' superseded the slogan 'Treasure State'.
|Inaugural license plates were used on parade vehicles in Washington D.C. for more than 50 years. What was the first year of issue?||License Plates Part V
1933. The 1933 issues were used at FDR's Inauguration. No 1945 issues came into use, due to the war.
Haiti. Haiti used oversize license plates with this slogan, sometimes with a black on pink color scheme!
Virgin Islands. The slogan was used on plates from 1952 through 1962.
Alabama. Various smaller sized 'hearts' appeared on Alabama license plates, but in 1955, a white on dark green issue was produced, with a LARGE heart to the left of the number, which contained the county number.
Yukon Territory. The 'Midnight Sun' slogan was replaced by 'Home of the Klondike', and then later, simply 'The Klondike'.
|'YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN....' Whose plate displays this grammaticaly incorrect legend?||License Plates Part V
Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania was the first state to display a 'URL' on the state plates - the current legend reads 'WWW.PA.STATE.US' across the bottom.
Utah. Utah plates in 1948 had the slogan 'THE FRIENDLY STATE'.
Rhode Island. Rhode Island also used the slogan 'Ocean State'.
|Here's a tough one to round out the set - what was the slogan on the 1966 Indiana license plate?||License Plates Part VII
150 YEARS. Indiana's first license plate was also its only porcelain license plate. The plates were yellow with black characters.
Dixie. The "Heart Of Dixie" slogan first appeared in 1955.
|What picture has been most frequently featured on New Mexico plates?||License Plates
|Which state has an exclamation mark (!!) after its name?||License Plates
|Which state bears a license plate that says 'First in Flight'?||License Plates
|What is inscribed on most of the Arizona License plates?||License Plates
|What is inscribed on the Canadian British Columbia license plate?||License Plates
Beautiful British Columbia.