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Home of President Carter

Just a short walk from downtown Plains, Georgia leads to the home of the 39th President. Still in residence at the place, Jimmy Carter has made this average ranch home in rural America his home for decades. History James and Rosalynn Carter purchased and built this home just on the city limits of Plains in…

Dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe

About Enjoying a meal at a Hard Rock Cafe is a fun experience! Not only do music lovers get to be immersed in awesome tunes, but also dine while being surrounded with lots of memrobilia from decades gone by! Located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, this restaurant is filled with musical history…

Elvis was Here! Follow That Dream Film Site

Back in 1961 Elvis Presley came to the quaint community of Yankeetown, Florida. It was during that summer that he spent filming his 9th movie, “Follow that Dream”. Visitors come from all over to explore this small town that hosted one of the most popular celebrities of the 20th century to the area. History Elvis…

An Adventure on the TECO Line Streetcar

A fun way to explore the sights and scenery of Tampa, Florida is to hop on the historic rail line. This rail line takes visitors through various parts of the city at no cost to the rider! History When the streetcar line opened in 1885, it ran its route from Tampa downtown area to Ybor…

Birthplace of President Jimmy Carter

While the Wise Sanitarium may seem like a small local hospital, it actually has a lot of historical significance. In its day it was the birthplace of an American President and the place of work of his mother. History The Wise Sanitarium was built in 1921 by the Wise brothers. These brothers were all doctors…

The Lost Community of Archery, Georgia

The lost community of Archery, Georgia seems to have faded away to a ghost town. The buildings are still standing that were once abundantly filled with members of the area. Left to bear the tests of time, passerby wonder what happened to the once thriving little community. History Established in 1913, Archery was designed to…

The Cajun Corner

The Cajun Corner Restaurant is a cute dining spot in the historic city of Eufaula, Alabama. After all, when in the deep south, why not try some local cuisine? With a variety of menu options this place has an excellent blend of seafood, Creole and Cajun cuisines. History This restaurant is very historic in style…

The Tree That Owns Itself in Eufaula, Alabama

Defined by its location at an intersection in Eufaula, Alabama, the “Tree that Owns Itself” has stood at the site since April 19, 1961. Originally there was a historic oak tree that was at the same spot. The initial tree had stood over over 200 years and it fell during a wind storm just days…

The Shorter Mansion

This beautiful Classic-Revival mansion was built in 1906, after the previous home at the site had burnt in a devastating fire. Known as the Shorter Mansion, the Eufaula Heritage Association has preserved this landmark for visitors to explore and even reserve for events. The home was built by Eli Sims Shorter II along with his…

Billy Carter’s Service Station

Most popularly known as the younger brother of Jimmy Carter, Billy Carter ran this service station in downtown Plains. He is thought to be the only sibling of a president to have his own museum. Billy always hung out at the service station and eventually ended up buying the place to have it for his…


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