Shady Rest Tourist Court

Years before the Interstates…

New Orleans bound motorists traveled down US 11 from Birmingham, Chattanooga and points north and on the eastern edge of the city joined the traffic of US 90 westbound from Mobile and the Florida Panhandle. Some of those who had enough of the road turned into the Shady Rest Tourist Court passing beneath the sheltered entrance and the spreading branches of a giant live oak. In the evening bugs filled the air, the C-spring porch chairs slightly less sweltering than the cabins.

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