The Last Stop

Officially, road trips were born but a mere hundred years ago, and with them came infrastructure: roads, highways, and of course imaginative rest stops. But while the concrete paths on which we drive are guaranteed, man made rest stops are not, demolished at increasing rates due to maintenance expenses, lack of use thanks to a myriad of commercial options (not to mention affordability of flying), and occasionally, criminal activity. Photographer Ryann Ford’s The Last Stop: Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside documents these unique and quickly fading rest stops before many more are gone for good. Years were spent capturing photographs of her eye-catching subjects across twenty odd states, instilling nostalgia in readers who’ve never even visited a fraction of the feature in the book. All it makes us want to do is load up the car and hit the road.

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