Cane Syrup Day
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Making cane syrup.
Park Ranger Randy Dillard and Volunteer Tom Post and Frances the mule demonstrate how to mule power was used to make sugarcane syrup.
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Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
History Lesson
Year Accomplished:
2013

Each year Jimmy Carter National Historic Site demonstrateshow sugarcane syrup is made at Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm.  The demonstrations on that date include howsugar cane was historically harvested, how a mule was used for powering thecane press and boiling down the sweet sugarcane juice to make cane syrup justlike President Carter's father made in the 1930s.  Other demonstrations are also held on thatdate that show what life was like in the 1930s. These demonstrations include corn shelling and grinding, blacksmithingand boiling peanuts.