TEXAS’ FIRST TOWN SAYS IT WITH 7
Nacogdoches Shares History on 7-Letter Official Texas License Plates
October 12, 2012 (Austin, TX) In a state that loves history the way Texas does, it’s a big deal to be “first.” That’s why the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to be able to share the city’s 1ST TOWN bragging rights everywhere they go.
The Bureau put the 1ST TOWN plates on a Bureau car wrapped in a view of the city. 1st TOWN is a 7-letter message that’s very important to the town, but one it couldn’t get until MyPlates.com offered 7-letter personalized plates in Texas.
Melissa Sanford, Executive Director of the Bureau, says, “History is the number one reason people visit our town, but even with all those visitors who have heard about our history, there are still a lot of people who haven’t. Our wrapped car and special plates are a great combination to let us share our pride and invite curiosity—and visitors--all along Texas highways.”
As explained on the Bureau’s web site: Nacogdoches — the oldest town in Texas — is named for the Caddo family of Indians who lived there as early as 1200 A.D. But, Nacogdoches County historians say it wasn’t the Caddo who made Nacogdoches the First Town.
In 1716, Domingo Ramon, a Spanish explorer established five religious missions and a military presidio in East Texas. The “town” of Nacogdoches was established after the Spaniards decided maintaining a mission was too expensive. In 1779, Nacogdoches received designation from Spain as a pueblo, or town, thereby making it the first “town” in Texas.
7-letter personalized plates let Texans tell stories they’d not been able to tell with only six letters.
7-letter personalized plates are available only at www.myplates.com and are available only certain times of the year, including right now.
From now until 7am October 15, Texans can order 7-letter plates at www.myplates.com or at 888-7MY-PLATES.
Click here to see the 35 plate designs that can hold 7 letters.
Click here to see pricing for 7-letter plates.
Texans have bought more than 115,000 My Plates since November 2009, depositing more than $12.5M in the general revenue fund of Texas.
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