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FDOT rest area on US 27, Perry, FL. It’s one of only two FDOT maintained rest areas that isn’t on an Interstate or the Turnpike. Photo: Ebyabe, Wikimedia Commons.

Intersection: Vanishing Rest Areas

Next time you take a road trip, think about the rest areas you’ll pull into along the way. What you might not think about is the architecture, or the history of a rest area, but that’s something historian Joanna Dowling has been documenting on her website. Dowling joins us along with Josh Carrasco from AAA, to talk about the convenience and cultural value of rest areas, and why they’re under threat.
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