Cane Syrup Day 2012
Contact: Randall "Randy" Dillard, 229-824-4104 ex. 46
Contact: Kevin Alexander, 229-824-4104 ex. 39
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is pleased to announce the celebration of
Visitors to the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm will enjoy watching the park staff feed the freshly cut sugar cane into the mule driven cane press. In the press, the cane is passed through rollers to extract the juice.
President Carter wrote about how sugar cane was turned into syrup on his father's farm in his book An Hour Before Daylight. President Carter's childhood memories are kept alive through living history demonstrations on the Boyhood Farm.
Make plans to visit the boyhood farm at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site for Cane Syrup Day and experience what life was like in the 1930's.
Did You Know?
Jimmy Carter grew up on a farm, about 2 miles west of Plains, in a small community called Archery. About 25 families lived there; most were African-American.