Jimmy Carter Peanut Sculpture: Plains, Georgia
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The Jimmy Carter Peanut Sculpture in Plains, Georgia, commemorates the former president's peanut-farming days.

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Created by Dem­ocrats in Indiana for a Jimmy Carter visit during his presidential campaign in 1976, this roadside statue -- a 13-foot peanut -- pays homage to the former president's peanut-farming background and toothy grin.

Its creators subsequently gave it to the president, and it now sits only a stone's throw from his old campaign headquarters in Georgia.

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