Wyoming PlateFinder

In 1930, the state of Wyoming adopted the license plate numbering scheme still in use today: License plates begin with a number in the range 1-23, which identifies the county that issued the plate. Numbers were assigned based on each county’s total property valuation in 1930.

In 1936, Wyoming license plates began to feature the “Bucking Horse” (believed by some to represent a legendary rodeo horse named “Steamboat”–“the horse that couldn’t be ridden”).

Wyoming PlateFinder was created to help you learn about Wyoming by reading the codes at the beginning of license plates you encounter while travelling in Wyoming and elsewhere. The app shows where each county is located. It also links to additional information about each county and its county seat.

Students of Wyoming history will appreciate Wyoming PlateFinder as they study Wyoming and memorize and review its counties.

Visit Wyoming PlateFinder in the iPhone App Store.

Idaho PlateFinder

In 1945, Idaho began using the county license plate prefix designators still in use today. If you know the system, you can identify the county that issued most Idaho plates.

Idaho PlateFinder was created to help you learn about Idaho by reading the codes at the beginning of license plates you see while travelling in Idaho and elsewhere. The app shows where each county is located in the state. It also links to additional information about each county and its county seat.

Students of Idaho history will appreciate Idaho PlateFinder as they study Idaho and memorize and review her counties.

Visit Idaho PlateFinder in the iPhone App Store.

Here We Have Idaho!

Yesterday we uploaded our first iPhone app to Apple’s App Store. Now we’re waiting (with baited breath) for its approval. We’ll announce its approval as soon as we’r notified. In the meantime, here’s a hint: It’s about Idaho. This post takes its title from Idaho’s state song (words by McKinley Helm & Albert J. Tompkins, music by Sallie Hume-Douglas):

You’ve heard of the wonders our land does possess,
It’s beautiful valleys and hills,
The majestic forests where nature abounds,
We love every nook and rill.
[chorus:]
And here we have Idaho
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
and romance lies in her name.
Singing, we’re singing of you,
Ah, proudly too,
All our lives thru, we’ll go
Singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.
There’s truly one state in this great land of ours
Where ideals can be realized.
The pioneers made it so for you and me,
A legacy we’ll always prize.
[chorus]

Programming the earth, one app at a time