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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Indiana Bicentennial License Plate

On October 11, 2012, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and Bureau of Motor Vehicles unveiled the state's new license plate, which featured a bicentennial theme.

First Lady Karen Pence with former Indiana Bicentennial Commission Executive Director Chris Jensen

The bicentennial license plate replaced the former plate containing an image of the torch from the state flag. The new bicentennial plate had a white background with "Indiana" printed at the top in large blue capital letters and "Bicentennial 18-16-2016" printed in small blue type on a yellow-colored strip along the bottom of the plate.

To the left of the black registration numbers in the center of the plate is a blue image of the state's shape with a large "200" printed diagonally across the middle. The state is surrounded by 18 blue and white stars and a single yellow star, marking Indiana's spot as the 19th state to join the union.

At the unveiling, Indiana Bicentennial Commission Co-Chair, Becky Skillman stated, "We can't think of a better way of raising the awareness and preparing all of our people for the bicentennial than having millions of vehicles traveling our streets and our highways advertising this bicentennial."