Originally posted by Alphonse:
The tags used to have the county numbers, but they went away from them to a tag with the county name as a sticker on the bottom of the tag (Kind of like Mississippi). It was about 25 years ago when they went back to the county numbering system.
I have no problem with the number system, but I can't stand the tag design. "Stars fell on", what is that? If someone hadn't told me that it was words from a song about Alabama, I would not have known. I think the tags should say "Heart of Dixie" in big letters across the top. And no, I don't think that is racist, though some will argue differently.
"Stars Fell On" is a feference to a song written long ago. Jimmy Buffett (born in Miss but raised in Mobile where he claims his home town) did a re-make on it several years ago, and made an attempt to get it made the "official song of Alabama". However, some conservative types would have none of any change so the official Ala song remains something I don't even know the words to.
At any rate, check out Buffett's version:Link
As for the new tags, I like the one with the beach scene (check out my avator) and will ask for one this month when my tags are due.