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Carter National Historic Site hosts “Cane Syrup Day”

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Plains, GA  —  Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is pleased to announce the celebration of
Cane Syrup Day, Saturday, November 21, 2008.  Demonstrations will be presented throughout the day between 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This event will highlight cane syrup making in the “good old days”.  Demonstrations will include cane stripping, cane squeezing, syrup making, corn shelling, and blacksmithing.  

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.

Please check for upcoming farm events at www.nps.gov/jica.  For school trip information and reservations, please visit www.jimmycarter.info or call the historic site at (229) 824-4104. There is no charge for this event or to visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.

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