Jimmy Carter Visits Fayetteville

Jimmy Carter Visits Fayetteville

June 26, 1971

Jimmy Carter visits Fayetteville

Opening ceremonies for the Sesquicentennial of Fayette County were kicked off today with an appearance by Governor Carter and his daughter Amy. Carter was seen in the parade riding a horse drawn wagon being driven by Richard Carter, who was not related to the governor. Amy was sitting in his lap as they waved to the crowd. No one in attendance would ever realize that they were waving to a future president of the United States. A resolution had been passed by the Georgia House of Representatives for the celebration of Fayette County’s sesquicentennial. The weeklong event lasted from June 26 – July 3, 1971.


Source: Fayette County News

By John Lynch

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