This wooden sign hung on the east side of the Plains Depot which served as the campaign headquarters for Jimmy Carter's first presidential campaign. The depot opened on Easter Sunday, 1976 after local Carter supporters, later called Peanut Brigaders, painted it white with "Carter" green trim. The Plains Depot was chosen because it was the largest building in downtown Plains that had a bathroom. This iconic sign was seen by many visitors, curious to see Georgia's native son and his rural hometown.


  • Title: Sign
  • Date Created: 1976
  • Contributor: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: JICA 15
  • Measurements: L 122.0, W 244.0 cm
  • Material: Masonite and Wood

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