Thursday, May 21, 2009


Customers at the license branches in Indiana got quite a shock when they picked up their new plates in the opening months of 1970.

Each new plate had a long, multicolored sticker across the bottom indicating which month the plate would expire in 1971. No longer would they have to get the job done by the end of February ... unless, of course, their sticker indicated that particular month.

The state used the first letter of a motorist's last name to determine in which month (February through June) the plates would expire. In my case, with the last name Newkirk, my plates would have expired in April.

This plate was issued in Vanderburgh County.

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