LEWISTON – Idaho’s newest special-interest license plate goes on sale today.
The Lewiston plate, designed by local artist Margo Craig, is the first state license plate to feature a city. Silhouettes of William Clark, Meriwether Lewis and Sacagawea sit to the left of the plate, and at the bottom are words denoting Lewiston as Idaho’s first territorial capital.
“The plate gives us a pattern that gives us a tribute to the beginnings of Lewiston and the state of Idaho,” says John A. Mock, chairman of Lewiston Historic Preservation Committee.
The committee will oversee historic preservation projects financed by the money the plate brings into the city’s license plate funds. A plate costs $35 plus a registration fee for first-time buyers and $25 for renewals. The state gets $10, and Lewiston will receive $25 from first-time purchases and $15 from renewals. The plate is available at county vehicle licensing offices.
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