His wife Rachel was also special... There was something about her character and demeanor that set her apart... Her skill as a field worker, hoeing, picking cotton, or shaking peanuts was legend... Rachel was the one who took me fishing... and taught me... the names of trees and wildflowers, the habits of animals, how to avoid getting lost in the woods and swamps...
Whenever both my mother and father were away from home, I stayed with Jack and Rachel.
Perhaps because of this, I felt at ease in the homes of other black families in the neighborhood.
My childhood world was really theirs.
Jimmy Carter, 1999
The Clark home originally sat in the curve of the highway to your right. road work in the 1960s moved the house here. Just up the road was the whistle-stop community of Archery, consisting mostly of African-American families.
Some of the people who lived there were employed by Earl Carter to work on his farm.
Location. 32° 1.528′ N, 84° 25.892′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catch the Mules (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cash Crops (about 300 feet away); Never Far from Home (about 400 feet away); Legacy of an Outdoor Childhood (about 400 feet away); The Carter Family Garden (about 500 feet away); Winds of Change (about 600 feet away); Tennis Court (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
Categories. • African Americans •
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