Temporary Exhibit: Wyoming License Plates: A Brief History

Temporary Exhibit: Wyoming License Plates: A Brief History

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Wyoming License Plates: a rare collection of Wyoming License Plates highlighting the past to the present.

“Wyoming License Plates: A Brief History”

 

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is excited to display “Wyoming License Plates: A Brief History.”  The exhibit presents a rare collection of Wyoming License Plates highlighting the past to the present.

 

This temporary exhibit will feature numerous Wyoming License plates from the collection of Steve Johnston, a local Casper resident. License plates – numbers, sizes, shapes, and colors – all hold particular fascinations for those who are willing to look for them. Aside from the many variations and types of Wyoming license plates, they hold a particularly interesting historical aspect closely tied to the development of the automobile. This exhibit will showcase a few of these different variations of license plates throughout the history of Wyoming.

 

According to Steve, “Wyoming has one of the most unique license plates in the United States because of our small population base and the Wyoming bucking bronco logo, which stands out to exemplify its western heritage. In 1913, only 1,500 car plates were made. Currently, there are over 100 different kinds of plates made in Wyoming with many intriguing stories to go along with the explosion of the machine age in Wyoming.”

 

In 1912, the State of Wyoming was growing in population and automobile ownership. Due to this new growth, the Wyoming State Legislature decided to license all vehicles as a new source of revenue through the office of the Secretary of State. Permits were now issued to all vehicle owners.

 

This exciting temporary exhibit will premiere at the NHTIC on April 3 and run through April 27.  The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is free and currently open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is available for viewing during business hours.

 

For more information, please contact Jason Vlcan at the NHTIC (307) 261-7780.


Posted on: Sunday April 22, 2018 @ 12:49 PM

  Tuesday April 03, 2018 - 12:00 AM to Friday April 27, 2018 - 12:00 AM

  For more information, please call The National Historic Trails Center at (307) 265-8030.

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