As many of your know, Lisa and I are captivated by Old Florida and “the way things used to be” previous to big condo developments and oil spills. Recently, we had the pleasure of visiting Cross Creek the 1920′s-30′s era 72 Acre Florida Homestead and orange grove of famed author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Rawlings is most recognized for her novel The Yearling, which is about a Florida boy and his pet deer. The Yearling won a Pulitzer Prize in 1939 and was made into a movie in 1946.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings first came to Florida to find a place to write and a “small place of enchantment to turn to.” At Cross Creek, she found inspiration and much more in the remote wilderness and the magic of the grove. Today, Cross Creek and the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home contain the original furniture and is maintained as if Rawlings still lives there.
Talk a walk with us.
Some of the well known writers that have visited Cross Creek.