Nevadas Rejected License Plate


| October 16, 2002


Nevada's Rejected License Plate, Jonathan Kiefer, Flak Magazine
Though 'Maine has lobsters, and Nevada has mushroom clouds,' should atomic clouds be immortalized on license plates? Writing for Flak Magazine, Jonathan Kiefer chronicles Nevada's debate about the controversial image on its license plate. As it stands now, even though hundreds of Nevadans applied for it, you won't see any mushroom clouds on Nevada license plates. Kiefer asks local residents and experts if it's better to embrace or bury an unsavory past. He doesn't find any answers, however, he writes, 'As Athena incorporates slain Medusa's repulsive head into her armor and identity, so Nevada continues the fight to reconcile her uglier, villainous self for the sake or appearance of progress.'
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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