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Ring's Rest
Carolyn Ringe Miele


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Roadside Communities: Ring's Rest, Muirkirk, Maryland, 1930s
Roadside Communities: Ring's Rest, Muirkirk, Maryland, 1930s — Ring's Rest

Ring's Rest in snow
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Physical Description
Wooden cabin with lap siding, porch, front door, screen door, and one window on left and right sides. Furnished with a metal-frame twin bed, two wooden chairs, linoleum rug, wash basin with pitcher and stand, portable oil heater, electric wall lamp, electric ceiling bulb, and wall mirror. White with green trim. 10' 3" W x 10' 8" H x 12' 3" D
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.

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