99% Invisible

434- Artistic License

Episode Summary

When Idaho put a slogan on their license plates in 1928 it started a trend across all states and this would prove surprisingly contentious

Episode Notes

Idaho was the first state to slap a slogan on a license plate, “Idaho Potatoes,” which may not seem like a big deal, but it turns out this idea would end up having outsized consequences, and not just for Idaho. Because what started in one state would soon spread. And when it did, the question of what should go on a license plate, and what shouldn't, would prove surprisingly contentious.

Artistic License

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