Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Nuts!

Peanuts that is. On our way home, we stopped in Plains, GA,  the home of President Jimmy Carter.  He started his presidential campaign from here with his headquarters in the old train depot.  It is a very small town and the downtown main street is nearly completely all about President Carter.  You can visit the campaign headquarters and imagine what it must have been like during those early days of the campaign for the White House.  Stroll the short main street and get the feel of how important President Carter still is to this community.  The president and his family still live in town just a few blocks from the center.  Of course, it is not accessible to visitors but you can drive by, if you are so inclined.














Billy Carter's gas station is still there and you can stroll around that area, as well.  A stroll thru town will not take very long but we did find it very interesting.  It did reflect the character of the man, as he portrayed himself during the campaign.  That is always refreshing in politics.





Just a few blocks away is the largest part of the PresidentJimmy Carter National Historic Site.  It is in the former Plains High School which is now a historical museum dedicated to the Carter family and the town of Plains.  The other two sections of the historic site are the train depot, which we had already visited and  President Carter's boyhood farm home.  The high school has been restored and contains memorabilia of the Carter family along with some local history.  Many of the events in the Carter family's lives are revealed in letters and quotes from the Carter's themselves. We came away with a much better understanding of their lives and motivations.










For those interested in presidential history, this town should be on your list.

12 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

He us such a good honest man. Wish we had more like him.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Put it on our list! What a wonderful pair of humanitarians!

We are in another historic presidential town. We just arrived in Springfield, IL, and will do All Things Lincoln. I am so excited. I love this president.

Laura Skjenna said...

looks like a lovely stroll in a pretty town.

Sherry said...

I believe Jimmy Carter was one of the most honest and sincere presidents we've ever had. I admire what he tried to do while he was in office and what he has done with his life since he left office We would have been much better off had we heeded his warnings about the energy situation rather than putting on the blinders that Ronald Reagan offered. We've been paying the price for the Reagan policies for some time now. Really glad to see all of this, so thanks for the post. His hometown has a right to be proud.

Wanderin' said...

What fun that would be. I'd enjoy visiting there too.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

What, no Billy Beer free samples??? :c)

Erin Erkun said...

Very much in character.

Linda said...

Great photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

Bob and Jo said...

Presidential sites are neat

Gypsy said...

If I ever get by that way again I would like to visit Plains. I often wonder how Americans had the good sense to elect an honest man. I doubt it will ever happen again, but hope springs eternal. I'd love to have a President I could believe and respect.

Laura Skjenna said...

I've been missing your posts - I hope all is well with you.

Nickie Jim said...

In all our travels, we've never made it to Plains, but I surely would like to go. We lived in Tallahassee for a number of years, but just never got "a round tuit." (ps: I voted for him)
Thanks for your post.