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    Quote Originally posted by Planderella
    #4 - Louisiana - new license plates feature the state bird - the pelican.
    Ahh, but is that pelican flying???

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    I thought the state bird was the mosquito...
    No, that's Wisconsin's

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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    #8 Texas had a sailboat between the letters and numbers, but they changed it to an outline of the state. So that really answers the question about a representation of the state on the license.
    Definitely a state outline there, but I don't recall there ever being a sailboat there (I thought that it was a star).

    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    #14 Would the markings on the New Mexico plates count? And if aboriginal means Native American, the Oklahoma, too.
    I don't necessarily equate 'aborigional' with 'Native American', as I am very much a 'Native American', being born in Milwaukee, WI, but I also most definitely don't have any 'aboriginal' ancestry (that I am aware of).

    That said, I do consider the 'Sun' symbol on New Mexico plates and the item on Oklahoma plates to be 'aboriginal' images, so 'dingdingdingdingding' on those two.

    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    #2 Arizona (cactus) and Idaho (evergreen)

    #3 Georgia (peach!), Kansas (wheat)
    Oops, I noticed that I put both 'tree' and 'non-tree plant' under '#3', so I'll change 'non-tree' to be '#3.5' (hehehehe)

    Is the saguaro cactus considered to be a 'tree'? IMHO, it is a non-tree plant, so #3.5 would be correct for Arizona.

    Georgia's peach is a winner for #3 ('tree')

    I'm not sure if Idaho's evergreen is species-identifiable, so I'll give a "brrrrrp" to that one.

    Kansas and wheat is acceptable for #3.5 ('non-tree')

    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    #10 Maine (lobster - at least it used to)
    Man, those are some of the strangest looking mammals that I have ever seen!

    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    #11 Alaska and DC
    Dingdingdingdingding!!!

    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    #12 The old Texas plates, and the DC plates have stars
    True

    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    We also have a space ship and a cowboy on the plates. So in total, Texas currently has
    1) outline of the state
    2) non-agricultural item
    3) person (we all know that the cowboy really represents the DALLAS COWBOYS, right?)
    Ohhh, I wanted agricultural items, not non-agricultural ones. Too bad....
    Also, is that 'Cowboy' identifiable as a named individual?

    Mike

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    11)
    Alaska
    Maryland
    New Mexico
    Rhode Island
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    2) Pennsylvania has the state web site address along the bottom of it's ugly tag.
    3) South Carolina has an image of a palmetto tree on it's standard issue tag
    4) Maine's tag has some type of bird perched on a pine branch
    7) Florida has a state outline on it's tag
    9) Iowa has a grain silo and barn
    12) Alabama has the stars that "fell on" it. Whatever that means.
    13) Idaho's tag features an image of the Rocky Mts.
    15) Kentucky with it's acid trip looking smiley faced sun. Stay away from the bluegrass
    16) Virginia with it's plain white tag.

    That's all I've got.
    Nine for nine!!!



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    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    Adding to what others have answered...

    2) A website URL
    Indiana has a URL on their plates.
    Dingdingdingdingding!!!

    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    3) Tree or trees of identifiable species, or unaltered parts thereof
    Oregon
    How species-identifiable' are the trees on Oregon's plates?

    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    13) Geological formations
    Both Oregon and Washington have mountains on their plates.


    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    15) The Sun
    We've never seen it in Oregon!
    heheheheheehe

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    BUN's plate thread reminded me of a fun little quiz that I put up a on a road-related message board a while back. Some will be easier than others.

    16) Nothing besides simple text (state/province/territory name and motto) and the letters and numbers
    Before MO redesigned the license plates, they used to be an ugly, ugly brick red color with white lettering and numbers. The new plates are better, but the blue squiqqly line under Missouri doesn't make me think of water...

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    11)
    Alaska
    Maryland
    New Mexico
    Rhode Island
    Correcto X 4



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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    12) Alabama has the stars that "fell on" it. Whatever that means.
    "Stars fell on Alabama" is the state song... something about a meteor shower in the early 1800s. They should just make the Lynard Skynard song the state song because you know that's what everyone expects it to be.
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
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    Utah - Arch
    You can also get a skier or snowboarder with the slogan "greatest snow on earth" on it as one of theregular issue plates. That's right, we over choices at no additional cost!

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    Quote Originally posted by cololi
    You can also get a skier or snowboarder with the slogan "greatest snow on earth" on it as one of theregular issue plates. That's right, we over choices at no additional cost!

    Heh... Greatest snow on earth.... heh....

    Just kidding....
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    You better be kidding, considering it has snowed 28 inches at Snowbird in the last 2 days. Luckily, I have the day off!

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    OTOH, the 'fancy' plate with the Mackinac Bridge is not the regular issue, you have to specifically request it. Just ask for 'plates' and Michigan will give you those generic white-on-dark blue ones that full under the definition of #16.

    Mike
    Funny, I thought the only non-regular issue ones were my "Model T, 100 years" or the university/"Honk to save Michigan's whales" plates.

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    How species-identifiable' are the trees on Oregon's plates?
    They appear to be of the evergreen variety, but I don't think they could be narrowed down further than that.

    OT: The coolest license plates I've ever seen were those of the NW Territories, shaped like a polar bear. Maybe one of the resident Canuckistanis can confirm if these are still currently issued?
    "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America." - Bill Clinton.

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    Well, I suppose that it is time to put up the ones that I know of. These answers are by no means comprehensive and some new ones may have come out since I last saw the ones that I remember (feel free to correct me on any errors/updates/omissions).

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    BUN's plate thread reminded me of a fun little quiz that I put up a on a road-related message board a while back. Some will be easier than others.

    What USA states/Canadian provinces (and territories) have current regular issue car plates with the following design elements?

    1) Recognizable person or persons
    -Illinois
    -South Dakota

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    2) A website URL
    -Indiana
    -Pennsylvania

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    3) Tree or trees of identifiable species, or unaltered parts thereof
    -Georgia
    -South Carolina

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    3.5) Non-tree plant or plants of identifiable species, or unaltered parts thereof
    -Arizona
    -Kansas

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    4) Bird or birds in flight
    -Wisconsin

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    5) A weather phenominon
    -Hawaii

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    6) A bridge
    -(none)
    Note - Michigan's 'Mackinac Bridge' plate is a special issue and must be specifically requested. If you just ask for a 'plate' in MI, you'll get the generic white-on-dark blue one.

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    7) A geographical outline of the state, province or territory
    -Florida
    -Minnesota
    -Nebraska
    -New Jersey
    -New York
    -Texas

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    8) Sailboat or sailboats (can include ocean-going sailing ships)
    -Wisconsin

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    9) Agricultural stuctures, implemants or equipment
    -Iowa
    -Kansas
    -North Dakota
    -Wisconsin

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    10) Non-human mammal or mammals of identifiable species
    -Northwest Territories
    -Texas
    -Wyoming

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    11) State/provincial/territorial flag, or unique design elements thereof
    -Alaska
    -District of Columbia
    -Indiana
    -New Mexico(?)
    -Ohio
    -Quebec
    -Tennessee
    -Texas

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    12) Star or stars
    -Alabama
    -Alaska
    -District of Columbia
    -Tennessee
    -Texas

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    13) Geological formations
    -Arizona
    -Colorado
    -Idaho
    -Nevada
    -New Hampshire(?)
    -Utah
    -Washington

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    14) Aborigional art/artifacts
    -New Mexico
    -Oklahoma

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    15) The Sun
    -Alabama (bleechh!)
    -New Mexico (I'll accept the Zia 'Sun' symbol here)
    -Wisconsin

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    16) Nothing besides simple text (state/province/territory name and motto) and the letters and numbers
    -California
    -Connecticut
    -Delaware
    -Massachusetts
    -Michigan
    -Missouri
    -Virginia

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    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    OT: The coolest license plates I've ever seen were those of the NW Territories, shaped like a polar bear. Maybe one of the resident Canuckistanis can confirm if these are still currently issued?
    Yep, the NW Territories still issues the polar bear shaped plates. There was a bit of a fuss over them when Nunavut broke away from NWT and started issuing plates in the same shape. I believe they agreed to use a different numbering scheme from NWT. There are only a small number of automobiles in Nunavut (a couple thousand I think) so I don't think NWT is giving up much letting Nunavut issue them too.
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken

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