State Archives of Florida: Series 1046, Box 16, Folder 1
License plate contest entry submitted by Pat Bridges of Pensacola. Features smiling sun with slogan "The Happy Place." Accompanying note included, "my family and I have lived in many different places...and Florida is my favorite of all."
This series contains license plate drawings from 1985 maintained by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The drawings and related correspondence are in response to an open contest for citizens to submit their ideas for a new motor vehicle tag design. Over 3,500 entries were submitted to the Division. The Cabinet eventually rejected all of the submissions and settled on just reversing the colors already in use.