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THE STORY OF LICENSE PLATES CA-559-152KS-77-994IN-57(A)5362ID-4730RIA-161 XDR
They started out as simple numbers painted on porcelain, wood, leather, and metals…license plates are just about as old as cars themselves, and like cars, have changed dramatically over time. Take a century-plus-long tour of license plate history here.
 SEA TO SHINING SEAUT 953 XRLNE-82-A456MN-3AB746AL 2AA4542NY DCA 1310
“America the beautiful” indeed…from the Pacific to the Atlantic, the U.S. landscape includes sunny beaches, towering mountains, lush forests, pastoral farms, and much more.
SLOGANSAR 114 TANCO LY-1663DE-500336FL-W01 URSNY-FJH 7728
Whether you’re home to America’s Dairyland, the Green Mountain State, the Land of Enchantment, the Show-Me State, or the Sportsman’s Paradise, your license plate may advertise where you’re from beyond just the state name.
SYMBOLS, SEALS, AND FLAGSNM-LPF 940SC ALB 185AK CTK 529
In addition to, or in place of, slogans, many states have used pictures to exhibit state pride and encourage tourism. This page takes a look at cases like the cactus of Arizona and diamond of Arizona, the state seals of Kansas and Tennessee, and the flag-marked plates of Alaska and Texas.
WILDLIFE SAFARIVA-VZ-2595MT-AEM-983 CA 1VED339
Love animals? Then this room is for you. Whether in the air, on the land, or in the water, many animals have found a place on plates across the country.
U.S. HISTORY LESSONVA 194 454IL-361 3452SD 32-2293MD 897 ABN
License plates can almost be read as a history textbook when placed together. Important dates, people, and landmarks have all been celebrated on plates, and just about every state has at one time or another issued one honoring an anniversary.
FOREIGN FINDSMB AFA 926SK HRW 283MX UUW-35-04StM P 3276POL PKR 60GY
Glimpses at plates outside the U.S., including Canada, can be found in this room.
FUN HOUSEMA-TC6111WA-IWS 378HI-MFY 008NC-IWRK2HRDWY-1 1706
License plates can be fascinating for a variety of reasons…in this room you’ll see kid-themed specialties, stickers added or placed incorrectly, a color kaleidoscope of plates, mind-grabbing and heart-tugging vanities, and my favorite plates, among other things.
PLATES FOR ALLMS-R383VKS AJ269AR ^FF^AHMHOK 71273
License plates nowadays allow individuals to bear a part of their identity and express pride – in their service to our country, their belief in God, their role in their community, or their heritage.