Should Billy Carter’s Service Station Become a National Historic Site?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  12.04.09 | 3:40 PM ET

The Plains, Georgia gas station once run by the former First Brother could become part of a proposed Jimmy Carter National Historic Site—and, predictably, not everyone thinks that’s an appropriate use of taxpayer funds.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

5 Comments for Should Billy Carter’s Service Station Become a National Historic Site?

Larry 12.04.09 | 8:37 PM ET

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!  This would be the (nearly) most STUPID use of taxpayer funds I’ve ever seen.  Especially in this time of economic turmoil.  Use the money to put people to work on some public projects, or something USEFUL!!

Kenneth Cook 12.06.09 | 10:40 AM ET

OMG NO!!  Do something, anyhthing USEFUL maybe a jobs program or something.  Jimmy could surely find something that could be done with it besides that.

Shawn F. Clough 12.07.09 | 2:56 AM ET

The most stupid thing I have ever heard of. Anyone to come up with a idea like this is either a democrate or brain dead.

Atlas America 12.14.09 | 4:13 AM ET

Well, the above posts are true! Even I don’t think that there is any point in making Billy Carterís Service Station a National Historic Site.

Claire Walter 12.15.09 | 4:40 PM ET

I’m going to take a wild guess and suggest that if the gas station is anywhere near the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, some clever private individual or local civic or entrepeneural organization will piggyback on the official site and open it as a mini-museum and/or gift shop.

Claire @ www,

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