Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is located on North Bond Street in Plains, Georgia.

Treky says, "Plains, Georgia is a very, very, very long way from nowhere".

The museum and visitor's  center is located in the former Plains High School building.

This is the old Plains High School.  It opened in 1921 and served students until 1979.  

This is the Plains Baptist Church.  Jimmy Carter was a member of this Church from childhood until he became President. He was baptized here as a young boy.  In the 1970's, President Carter and other members split from this church and organized the Maranatha  Baptist Church where he still is a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher.

President Carter's desk

Rosalynn Smith Carter's official portrait

President James Earl Carter's official portrait

This is a typical school room.  Plains High School served students grade one through grade 11.  There was no grade 12.  Students were graduated from high school when completing the eleventh grade.


Wedding day

Family portrait - Jimmy is back row right.  Front row right is Earl Carter, Jimmy's father.  His mother, Lillian, is front row second from left.

The Carter family was in the peanut business.

Today, the Carters live in a ranch style home in Plains that was built in 1961.  It is private and visitors are not welcome.  It is the only house that the Carters have ever owned.

This wraps up our two day visit to Georgia.  Next up is the Will McClean Florida Folk Music Festival near Brookville, Florida that starts the 9th of next month.  So, I won't be posting for the next two weeks or so.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

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