To avoid the hustle and bustle of main highways, we Southerners enjoy taking the back roads. So, we designed the Backroads Collection to illustrate the unique symbols and history of each state where some of our favorite country routes are located. Established in 1812 as the 18th state to join the US, the vast areas of swampy marshland make this region a great spot for fishing and hunting. The swamps also make a perfect home for the state bird, the Brown Pelican. We illustrated this beautiful animal on a rustic license plate along with a map of the great state of Louisiana.