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In Georgia’s legendary “Trucker’s Heaven,” the TIME article dives into what the 51-acre truck stop compound offered drivers back then. From fuel and saunas to motel rooms, it was a spot where drivers could refuel, rest up, and hang out with like-minded folks, mostly guys, with just a very few women.

“On the board are buttons that connect them directly with the Georgia offices of 29 nationwide freight carriers. ‘May I have your attention, please,’ an amplified female voice will vibrate through the room. ‘Anybody with a reefer interested in going to New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, please come to the desk.’”

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