50 States in 50 Days: Florida


Basic Florida Plate
Children's Plate from Havona and the Stony Cooks


Katherine Fletcher's Florida


Florida Police plate
Florida is the Sunshine State and the home of many exotic license plate designs; we’re showing only a few today. Florida is known for many things: retirees, the Everglades, hurricanes, Dave Barry and Carl Hiassen, The Golden Girls, The South Beach Diet, alligators pastels (which sorta work there), escaped voracious pythons eating their way through the indigenous fauna and escaped, voracious Gambian pouch rats eating their way through the indigenous flora. If it didn’t exist, we’d have to invent it. It’s an otherworldly place of balmy breezes and improbable décor. But somehow it works.
Florida borders Alabama on the west and Georgia on the North. It has the longest coast line in the contiguous United States. Ponce de León, the Spanish conquistador dubbed the region La Florid, which means "flowery land". Florida Joined the union in 1845 but was remained the least populated Southern status till the mid, 20th Century.
The two most important sectors of Florida’s economy respectivley are tourism and agriculture. It also employs people in financial services, fishing and aerospace.
Famous Floridains include: Janet Reno, Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Cheryl Hines, Butterfly McQueen, Sidney Poitier, Pat Boone, Lil’ Wayne, Vince Carter, Johnny Damon, and many more.
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Nancy McDermott

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