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President Carter Visit

On December 28, 2004, President James Earl Carter brought his wife Rosalynn and all their children and most of their grandchildren for a private tour of the Calusa Heritage Trail at the Randell Research Center.  Flanked by security and buffeted by chilly winter breezes, the group spent about an hour touring the various features of Pineland site.  The images below were taken by Art Schmidt during the tour.

 

Carter at RRC

President and Mrs. Carter and other family members at the RRC teaching pavilion.

 

Calusa spirituality

RRC assistant director John Worth explaining Calusa spirituality to the Carter group.

 

examining sign

President and Mrs. Carter examining one of the interpretive signs along the Calusa Heritage Trail.

 

listening to tour

President and Mrs. Carter listening to tour.

 

group shot

President and Mrs. Carter in front of Brown's Mound, alongside RRC advisory board member Randy Wayne White, assistant director John Worth, office manager Jennifer Jennings, operations manager Craig Timbes, and volunteer Terry Pierce.

 

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