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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #39 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
Location. 32° 1.528′ N, 84° 25.892′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Old Plains Highway. Marker is located in Plains, Georgia on Carter Boyhood Farm Jimmy Carter National Historic Site United States Department of Interior. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plains GA 31780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.