Utah License Plates
Utah issued its first license plate in the year 1915 with all Utah license plates dated with the issue year. Utah license plates were all made of steel, and later aluminum â€“ porcelain was never used in the manufacture of Utah license plates.Â All Utah plates were made with the letter U embossed at the end of the number to signify the pre-state status of Utah.
The first slogan was used on the 1942, 1945 and 1946 license plates "CENTER SCENIC AMERICA". The slogan "THIS IS THE PLACE" was embossed/stamped on Utah 1947 license plates and "THE FRIENDLY STATE" was embossed/stamped on the 1948 license plate. Slogans were discontinued until 1983 when "SKI UTAH!" and "THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH" appeared on Utah license plate. The 1983 Utah license plate was also the first license plate issued by the state withy silk screening. The slogan "THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH" is still used today!
In 1975, Utah license plates were embossed with a dividing symbol of a beehive. The first silk screened Utah license plate in 1983 depicted a skier just left of the slogan SKI UTAH!. To save metal during world War II, Utah manufactured the 1945 license plate with a masonite base and a piece of paper with the license plate number, the state name: Utah, the valid-issue year 45, and slogan "CENTER SCENIC AMERICA".