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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > A History of Indiana License Plates from 1905 to the Present A History of Indiana License Plates from 1905 to the Present

License Plates

The displays of 110 years of Indiana license plates will reflect a significant part of Indiana’s motoring history, the expansion and ease of transportation and its growth from the Lincoln Highway to our modern interstates. Some plates demonstrate the state’s contribution to metal saving during WWII and the modern use of plates to promote Indiana’s economy and culture.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Ned Flynn

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • Highlighting an important part the history of automobile travel in Indiana from 1905.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • Unveiling of displays of Indiana license plates dating to 1905.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • The artifacts and historical narratives have returned to their proud owners in Indiana
    and elsewhere for safekeeping and possible future display.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 30+

Estimated total attendance.

  • 700

Photos of History of Indiana License Plates

License Plates

Project Details

  • Organization: Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, Inc. (ALPCA)
  • County: Allen
  • Contact: Ned Flynn, 570-977-0731,
  • Type: Non-Profit
  • Project Number: IBC-YE-115
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