“An Hour Before Daylight”, written by Jimmy Carter, is a book about what President Carter’s life was like growing up in Plains. One of my favorite parts of the book is about the Haunted House. The Haunted House is on the same dirt road as the Boyhood Farm. In Carter’s book, he writes about how he and his childhood … Read more
When I first arrived in Plains, Georgia, I really struggled to get used to life alone and in the middle of nowhere. Internet access in Plains is nearly impossible to get and cell phone service is just as rare. For a while, I had no earthly idea what was going on outside of Plains, but it was great! So here … Read more
Here at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, we have been planning the Find Your Park Centennial Bicycle Ride which goes through two national parks, three state parks, and a State Park on a train called the SAM Shortline. This past weekend, I got to see one of the gorgeous Georgia State Parks called Providence Canyon. The canyon is about … Read more
Pollinators play a huge role for farmers, and Jimmy Carter National Historic Site has made sure to showcase the importance of pollinators with both the honey bees on location and by supporting the Rosalynn Butterfly Trail Garden by planting butterfly gardens at every site here in Plains, Georgia. The City of Plains has planters and gardens with plants that … Read more
The Carter family farm was located in Archery, Georgia. Archery was an African-American community a few miles west of Plains, Georgia. The community was rooted in faith and farming, and the Carter family was one of only two white families in the community. The experiences Jimmy Carter had were different from the ones most white people had at the time. … Read more
Most people never interact with trains other than when they are inconveniently forced to wait for them to pass at a railroad crossing. But this past week, I was able to ride the SAM Shortline, which is a state park on wheels here in Georgia. Ranger Brandi and I caught the train at a crossing in nearby Americus, Georgia and … Read more
Working in a town with only about 700 people in it and living two doors down from the Carter family, I knew I would run into them at least once during my stay here in Plains, Georgia. What I didn’t expect was to see President Jimmy Carter twice in one week.
I first saw President Carter while he was down … Read more
Here at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, there are some very interesting buildings that played key roles in Jimmy Carter’s boyhood. At the Boyhood Farm, there’s the Carter home, a blacksmith shop, chicken coop, commissary, wind mill, tenant houses, barns, a pump house, and other structures that housed many of the necessary objects needed daily to run a farm. … Read more
One of the many advantages of working at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is the ability to leave my desk and drive down the street to the Boyhood Farm, where Jimmy Carter grew up, to spend some time with the variety of animals living there. Currently, the farm has two cats, Scairdy and Fraidy; two mules named Bird and Belle; … Read more
Hello y’all, my name is Patrick Rios. I am 20 years old and I am from the small town of Seguin, Texas. I am an incoming junior at Texas State University; my major is Advertising with a minor in Communication Studies.
For the next ten weeks, I will be working at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Sites in Plains, Georgia. … Read more