Have a photo that I sort of want to post, and in the process of attempting to date it----editing here, I did find a date-----------and my spelling may be way, way off here, I only heard the words........
coaxial cable or coactual cable
Not even all that sure what it was. Do know that 'they' put same down 7th Street, vicinity of Cottage and Hawcreek----------from whence it started, I have no clue, nor its ultimate destination. For some reason, I want to say that this would have occurred in the mid to late 40s, and maybe had to do with TV. Editing here: How wrong I was the year was 1951. Don't remember 'what' they did when it came time to lay this 'pipeline' over or under Hawcreek.
Anyone 'game' to expand on this for me? Even with a date, I still want to know more about this. Thanks.
A postscript: Thanks to a 'poster on these boards,' the following links were sent to me. It gives a little bit of the background on the coaxial cable. You might want to check them out.
Thanks, Bob, for that info on license plates. I do know that at least a couple of people made 'note' of the, I believe, number 49 on my rental car in July. One, I know used that info to verify if it was 'me' when I was parked in the library parking lot, off to do some research. The other, a long time friend, being just out and out curious and very observant, as always, and 'promptly announcing' to me, upon seeing the 'now, I understand, revealing number,' that my rental car 'came out of Indianapolis.' When that statement was made, I did sort of wonder if this person thought I got to Columbus via my horse, or maybe my 'witch's broom.' Probably, the latter in this case!!!!!!!! ;D Just teasing, of course, well, sort of teasing.
Gotcha good buddy!!! Now being serious here! Back in the late 40s, into the 50s, didn't cars registered in the Columbus area carry license plates bearing a ZA, ZB, and later a ZF beginning designation? I wonder how those plates were designated back then.
Ha, ha, ha, ha...........to Nanc's License plate statements. Where did you place the plate on the broom ? LOL......just joking of course ! Yes, I didn't think of it but the license plates did say ZA, ZB or Z? etc. Interesting that you recalled that and I had forgotten the ZZZZZZZZZZZs.
Have a good one ! Time to go get some real ZZZZZs........LOL
Nanc, You are just "too funny" but I love it! :-) I sort of remember the license plates having a Z way back when. One nice thing when we travel, as some of you know we do a lot, if you see an Indiana car and it has a license number you recognize as being from your local area, I always wave. (Still just a kid at heart I guess.) Also I know Bob was teasing you about where you put the license on your broom! That was really cute!
Hi, and glad that you are 'seeing the humor' in my recent post.
On recognizing license plates, two incidents that I can recall. One in 1950, driving across the Painted Desert in AZ, we came up on a car going the opposite direction. One of those ZA, ZB, ZF plates----and hark, hark, indeed a family from Columbus, I want to say Dr. Fischer/Fisher. We sat there in the middle of the road and chatted a bit.
AND ever more bizarre than that, a couple of years after we moved here, for whatever reason we knew a Columbus family was headed to CA. For the life of me, I can't now remember who it was. My dad, ever so casually, figured out that these folks should be arriving in this area at a fairly specific time in his head. This was BD, 'before Disneyland' in Anaheim, CA. Back in those times, no freeways, just a drive through a town to get from one place to another--------so when we closed the store for the evening, off we drove to the main E/W street in Anaheim, the next town south of Fullerton. My dad parked the car, and said we'd just wait for a while and try and catch these Columbus people as they came into the area. AND give them a California Welcome. Bet we hadn't sat there 30 minutes, and here they came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally able to recognize them via the license plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again, one of those 'Z' plates.
And yes, Babs, I still 'wave.' Waved at other sports car drivers back when I had a '53 MG, and now I wave at other PT Cruisers. And I love the ones that have personalized plates. My 'baby's' plates say-----PRPLGAL. Of course, what one would expect if you really know me------------IT IS PURPLE!!!! Inserting: Maybe its a 'thing' with Columbus people-----know another Columbus 'transplant' who waves at other big motor homes on the road.
I don't wave at specific cars but one does notice when you see the make of car you drive pass by. Think thats so funny how we start to notice a brand of vehicle because we own it. I know my husband (who happens to be from Chicago...big city boy) thinks I am nuts when I wave at someone but whats the old saying "you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl!" Guess thats me for sure. :-) We've lived all over but I'm still a small town girl at heart and mighty proud of it!
I remember the 3A and 3B license tags,and seems to me like 3C plates came from Hope. I never registered a car in Indiana.Seems to me like in the 60's,when I first got interested in car stuff,you didnt get your tags from the Motor vehicles bureau,you went to something like a "license plate agency" which I thought was a private concern authorized by the government.It may have been connected with the insurance function.But I just cant say for sure,if anybody can set me straight,I'd appreciate it.
Hi marksix and welcome to the Columbus site. We purchased both our cars license plates in Hope and I just went out to the garage to double check. We do have 3C on the license so you are right. Before the new license branch was opened off of 10th Street, it was much simpler to just drive up to Hope than to fight the lines in the Commons. You got faster service and besides that it was a nice drive in the country.
Thought maybe IF I searched through some old photos, I would find an example of a ZA, ZB, or ZF Indiana license plate. Nope! Best I could do was 'produce' a very blurry copy of a photo showing the 'Knights of the Road' front plaque. Nice try, but......posting anyway!!!!!!!!!! You have to look really hard to read it!!!!!!
QUESTION: Question of the day ? What year did the ZA plates go out and the 3As come in ?
I know it was before 1966 because I found a picture of my car in that year and it was a 3A Indiana License Plate. Also, I just found this 1959 plate on the internet. So, it must have changed between 1960 to 1966. Anyone else ?
Bingo !!! I Found The Date of License Plate Changes
I found this statement on the internet and here it is:
Beginning in 1963 and running to the present, Indiana passenger plates are issued in a 12A3456 format, with the prefix number indicating the county of issue (counties were assigned numbers alphabetically), and the letter and remaining numbers as serial.
Hmmmm, and just 'thinking outloud' here. Seems to me, what with plates for 78 and 79, this was 'BR,' Before Recycling and making one license plate last forever, and was a 'new' plate issued every year? I clarified in red!!!! RER, you are too funny! ;D
Then going to George's post, his 1951, ZA plate, is black and white, seems that this 59 plate is blue and yellow.
So---o---oooo, seems that there must have been quite a variety of plates over a span of years. Now I am wondering if my dad had to turn in his IN plates to get CA plates, and maybe, just maybe our old IN license plate lurks in some dark corner.
Interesting search going on here. I love it.
Hmmm, guess that I have to admit, that I do like cars, and that this license plate saga fascinates me. Check out this link, click on INDIANA and you will see quite a collection of different plates for different years.
Nanc, Knowing how you said your parents saved everything, I'll wager you will come across an old Indiana license plate. No I don't think you had to turn the old ones in when you moved to California. You will find old plates in a box somewhere.
I know when you move to another state and they require you to get a driver's license from the new state, they do confiscate your old license but pretty sure you can keep the old plates to your car.
Bob, I was the one who said "C" is from Hope currently as that is what is on both our cars. I suppose it is possible depending on how many people drive up to Hope, that the "D" you mentioned could've also been from the Hope branch as well.