Congress approves upgrading Jimmy Carter sites in Plains to national park

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House and Senate have signed off on a measure that would upgrade the federal designation of various sites in Plains, Georgia, tied to former President Jimmy Carter. Now, it’s up to President Donald Trump to decide if he will sign the bill into law. That would allow the farm where Carter grew up, the train depot that once headquartered his presidential campaign, his old high school and the city center to be upgraded from “historic sites” to a “national historic park.” The Jimmy Carter National Historical Park would also one day include the home where the 96-year-old and hi…

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