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America on the Move
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America on the Move exhibition: Muirkirk, Maryland section
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Ring's Rest, located about 20 miles north of Washington,D.C.,was one of many small tourist courts scattered along U.S.1 from Maine to Florida. The Ringe family rented out four wooden cabins and owned a roadside store with gasoline pumps.Miles from the nearest town,the Ringe family lived within earshot of highway traffic, but in relative isolation. The only neighboring buildings were a general store, a railroad station,and a roadhouse.

Dist of Columbia, Maryland

The America on the Move exhibition opened at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History November, 2003.

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