1960's Rest Areas Gavin Coker

Rest Areas started in the 1960's when a guy named Allan Williams saw family's sitting on the ground on the side of the road eating lunch. So during the winter he decided to make tables and paint them green so people would notice them. He out the first roadside table on route 16, 3 miles south of the village Saranac in Michigan.

Rest Areas are important to American history because they allowed people to stop and relax during long road trips. Also they allow people to find out where they are headed to using maps inside of the rest area buildings

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