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The Last Stop Book

The Last Stop does far more than capture the remarkable, effective design of our nations rest stops.  It preserves a moment in time that is quickly fading, a period in the American travel experience worth remembering, when the journey was just as important as the destination.  These modest structures did far more than provide picnic tables; they shaped our collective experience of golden-age car travel across the United States ~ The Last Stop



Photographer Ryann Ford has been photographing rest areas and roadside parks across the United States for nearly a decade.  Her new book, The Last Stop Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside is a passionate visual preservation of these vanishing relics of a pivotal cultural history. 


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