June 1, 1905

A judge ruled that auto license plates in Missouri were valid only for the jurisdiction where they were purchased. Therefore, motorists must purchase a new license for each and every county they passed through.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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