By Paul Hammel
Nebraska Examiner 

New license plate evokes creative use of state's natural resources

Mosaic on floor of State Capitol chosen as background


A mosaic depicting a Roman chariot driver with flowing hair and ripped muscles was unveiled Tuesday as the background for the new state license plate, to be issued in 2023.

First Lady Susanne Shore, who led development of the new plate, joined her husband, Gov. Pete Ricketts, and others in saying the mosaic, which is the first one visitors see on tours of the State Capitol, will show Nebraska as more than cattle, windmills and sunsets — the traditional icons used on state plates.

“It’s a great piece of Nebraska fine art,” said Bob Ripley, the administrator of the State Capitol.


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