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May 2, 2014

First License Plate

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 9:30 am

First License Plate

On this day, May 2 in 1903 the first Minnesota automobile license plate was issued to R.C. Wright of St. Paul for his Packard. This is that plate. It was issued by the State Boiler Inspector and is made of black leather with a brass number 1.

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