As a young New Mexican, the first license plate I recall was the White and Red plate (Circa 1970's) on my old man Fooj's White '69 Mustang. My mom's purple Oldsmobile Starfire had the new fangled Yellow and Red plate. 


In the 1980's they added U.S.A, because New Mexico! 

In the Nineteen Nineties they added a bunch of Doohickies like a Yucca and some NM Flair on top!

The 1990's also had this plate! Love it or hate it? 

My grandpa Natividad had vintage NM Plates nailed up in his garage. I used to marvel people lived in 1913!

 US News: Latest NM License Plate Design Is Hot

I'm not very crazy about it! When I first saw it, I wondered if someone's cousin at the DMV designed it! Here are some drafts. 

The Red and Green really Clashes! #Christmas

While I support the sentiment of supporting the Troops, I believe this is the most poorly designed current plate. 

These on the other hand are pretty fun, but when you have so many choices, what is our shared identity? 

‘Heritage’ designs add flare to NM license plates

Thanks for travelling down memory lane with me today! 

In August I'm going to be focusing on books on NM? 

If you have any favorites, shoot me a message? 

My favorite New Mexico Book is 'Red Sky at Morning'!



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Comment by Michelle Meaders on July 27, 2017 at 9:44pm

Thanks for the old postcard views of ABQ!

Comment by Michelle Meaders on July 27, 2017 at 11:09pm
The Milagro Beanfield War: BOOK DISCUSSION AND TOUR

Albuquerque Museum invites you to delve into the classic New Mexican novel, The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols with librarians from the Albuquerque Public Libraries


Aug 12, 2017
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Comment by Michelle Meaders on July 27, 2017 at 11:12pm

From the comment above:

"See the movie at the Special Collections library on August 17 from 5 - 7 p.m."

Comment by Brian Fejer on July 28, 2017 at 9:58am

D'oh! I left out my favorite version! 

Comment by Donald George on August 18, 2017 at 4:38pm

Violence In Lincoln County by William Kelleher, longtime Albuquerque attorney. Only book I have signed by the author. First time I have even seen your dad's name in print Brian. I think I started hearing that name about 1969, maybe 1970. If I remember correctly, your dad was in the military and drove up from Alamogordo every weekend to see your mom. Probably one of a very few who know how he came by it. .Sure wish I was having some of your grandma's  tamales for supper tonight. Time changes all things. Nice seeing you on Duke City Fix


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