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Jimmy Carter rose from humble beginnings in Plains, GA

The building which used to be Plains High School (opened in 1921 and closed in 1979) serves as the museum and visitor center for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site; unfortunately, it was closed due to Covid

The building which used to be Plains High School (opened in 1921 and closed in 1979) serves as the museum and visitor center for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site; unfortunately, it was closed due to Covid

Standing at 13 feet tall and complete with a cheesy grin, this peanut was built by the Indiana Democratic Party to campaign for Carter’s 1976 bid for the Oval Office; it originally stood at the train depot but is now in a convenience store parking lot

Standing at 13 feet tall and complete with a cheesy grin, this peanut was built by the Indiana Democratic Party to campaign for Carter’s 1976 bid for the Oval Office; it originally stood at the train depot but is now in a convenience store parking lot

The tiny Plains train depot served as the presidential campaign headquarters for Jimmy Carter in 1976; the depot was the scene of many campaign speeches and reminded voters of Carter's small town roots

The tiny Plains train depot served as the presidential campaign headquarters for Jimmy Carter in 1976; the depot was the scene of many campaign speeches and reminded voters of Carter's small town roots

Fourteen men sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976; Carter is seen here (with Miss Lillian) accepting a concession call from George Wallace who pledged to support his fellow Southerner

Fourteen men sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976; Carter is seen here (with Miss Lillian) accepting a concession call from George Wallace who pledged to support his fellow Southerner

The farm where Jimmy Carter lived from age 4 in 1928 until he left for college in 1941 has been restored to its appearance before electricity was installed (1938); it's incredible how someone growing up in such humble beginnings rose to be president

The farm where Jimmy Carter lived from age 4 in 1928 until he left for college in 1941 has been restored to its appearance before electricity was installed (1938); it's incredible how someone growing up in such humble beginnings rose to be president

Jimmy's boyhood bedroom; his uncle was in the Navy which sparked interest for Jimmy who went on to graduate from the US Naval Academy and have a naval career serving on submarines

Jimmy's boyhood bedroom; his uncle was in the Navy which sparked interest for Jimmy who went on to graduate from the US Naval Academy and have a naval career serving on submarines

It's not Paris but the Carter's made a red clay tennis court next to their house; I wonder what the former president thinks of his many neighbors today that are supporting President Trump

It's not Paris but the Carter's made a red clay tennis court next to their house; I wonder what the former president thinks of his many neighbors today that are supporting President Trump

As a nurse, Miss Lillian was a strong advocate of eating well to stay healthy; most of what the family ate was produced in their fields, pastures and gardens

As a nurse, Miss Lillian was a strong advocate of eating well to stay healthy; most of what the family ate was produced in their fields, pastures and gardens

In 1982, Carter founded the Carter Center to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering; in addition to becoming the longest living president, Carter has become one of the most accomplished and admired former presidents in history

In 1982, Carter founded the Carter Center to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering; in addition to becoming the longest living president, Carter has become one of the most accomplished and admired former presidents in history

Purchased for $100 from a catalog in 1935, this windmill eliminated the need to pump water by hand on the farm; it enabled Carter's home to have running water for the first time

Purchased for $100 from a catalog in 1935, this windmill eliminated the need to pump water by hand on the farm; it enabled Carter's home to have running water for the first time

The Carters built this home in Plains in 1961 and it is the only home they have ever owned; it is off-limits to the public since the Carters still live there

The Carters built this home in Plains in 1961 and it is the only home they have ever owned; it is off-limits to the public since the Carters still live there

This was the gas station owned by President Carter's younger brother Billy from 1972-1981; famous for promoting Billy Beer, Billy Carter died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 51

This was the gas station owned by President Carter's younger brother Billy from 1972-1981; famous for promoting Billy Beer, Billy Carter died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 51

Amy Carter was only 3 when her father was elected governor of Georgia and 9 when they moved to the White House; Carter attended majority black public schools in Washington during her four years in Washington

Amy Carter was only 3 when her father was elected governor of Georgia and 9 when they moved to the White House; Carter attended majority black public schools in Washington during her four years in Washington

Downtown Plains is just half a dozen buildings catering to the few tourists; the town was originally called Plains of Dura after a story in the Bible but was shortened to Plains

Downtown Plains is just half a dozen buildings catering to the few tourists; the town was originally called Plains of Dura after a story in the Bible but was shortened to Plains

President Carter is a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Maranatha Baptist Church; Plains is a tiny town of only 776 people in very rural SW Georgia

President Carter is a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Maranatha Baptist Church; Plains is a tiny town of only 776 people in very rural SW Georgia

This was the hospital were Jimmy and Rosalynn were both born; it is now the Lillian Carter Health and Rehabilitation Center named after the president's mother since she worked there as a nurse

This was the hospital were Jimmy and Rosalynn were both born; it is now the Lillian Carter Health and Rehabilitation Center named after the president's mother since she worked there as a nurse

Jimmy assumed control of the family peanut and farm supply business in 1953 and owned it until its sale in 1981; peanuts are still an important crop for the area as are cotton and timber

Jimmy assumed control of the family peanut and farm supply business in 1953 and owned it until its sale in 1981; peanuts are still an important crop for the area as are cotton and timber

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