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In 1974, at the time, the Governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter made a pioneering descent of the Bull Sluice rapid on the Chatooga River with paddler Claude Terry. The experience solidified for Carter the importance of pure, clean rivers, and drove home the power and beauty of healthy waterways. It moved Carter to eventually designate more than 50 miles of the river as Wild and Scenic, permanently preserving that stretch from future development. This is Carter’s story.

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