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President Jimmy Carter fulfills campaign promise to return to small town

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2024
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It's seldom that a church can't accommodate all the people who want to worship there at a Sunday service. But that was the case March 25, 1979, when President Jimmy Carter worshipped at the First Baptist Church in Elk City after spending the night at the home of Larry Wade, publisher of the Elk City News and, at that time, the city's mayor. Additional chairs were set up around the perimeter and in the aisles of the sanctuary and people were allowed in by lot. Wade doesn't recall the exact...

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