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Ringe family
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


Ringe family by car
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
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Locations:
Maryland
History
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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