Title: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park brochures
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Title: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park brochures
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Language: English
Subject: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Cross Creek
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Marjorie Kinnan
Historic State Park

Self-Guided Walk

"I do not know how, any one can live
without some small place of
enchantment to turn to."
Cross Creek 1942


Grove: The heart of Rawlings' farm was her
citrus grove. She hoped it would support her
while she \rote.

Barn: Ihe barn was the center of activity on the
farm. The oranges were picked, put in crates
in the wagon, and taken to packing houses in
Island Grove. The barn also housed the milk
cow, a mule and other livestock.

Farmhouse: The oldest section of this Cracker
style farmhouse was built in 1884. The
construction is known as "board and batten "
The open design lets breezes flow through in
hot weather.

Outhouse: Before Rawlings added bathrooms
in the house, she used the outhouse. Its red
signal flag indicated it was occupied.

Garden: The kitchen garden was essential as it
provided the only source of fresh vegetables.
It still reflects the varieties of seasonal
produce that Rawlings grew.

Tenant House: Rawlings' stories provide vivid
accounts of the role her employees, both
white and black, played in the success of her
farm and her writing. In exchange for their
work, tenants were given a place to live, food
and a small salary

Sr"{n~s~tov, Ifl~ale :
; ackrir d gourmet
She spent tay hours
crev. ing meats, preserving
;, :elliend jotting down
not e for the recipes in her S
I cvi-tross Creek Cookery.

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Sitting on the wood x, Rwlings shelled ,
from the garden, cotgn, gs.
with neighbors work

dthouse so her gut
e fried ctfh oil

Ssat at tle
Wouldn't ha
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iabings wrote
prom her bed in the
.:.ioying this quiet end
fse. The photo on the
table is of her saecn:-
Norton BaskliH.

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.itfl. m an early story, Rawlings
Inoer plumbing in Cross Creek. To
W ler neighbors. The tub filled
S a", tray of glasses on the
d roses in the commode
Sit a! gala social event."
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The author was a gifted
hostess, entertaining friends
and famous visitors. She
converted the closet into a
liquor cabinet, storing firewod
S below and "firewater" aboe-M

The handmade bed ais
oldest piece of furniture in
the house. Among the many
famous people who slept in it
were poet Robert Frost,
authors Margaret Mitchell
and Thornton Wilder, artist
C. Wyeth, and
or Gregory

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ft: the hand made t!ble with its palm log -
fre sh enjoyed the redbirds (cardinals) at
a and observed the changing seasons.
Jtis Wetfit she wrote the Pulitzer Prize
inning novel 2le Yearlin. i

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 South County Road 325
Hawthorne, Florida 32640
(352) 466-3672
For information about Florida State Parks
visit: \\ww,.FloridaStateParks.org

Park Guidelines
Park grounds are open daily from 9am-5pm
House tours are offered Thursday through Sunday
October through July. Closed August & September.
For yLour saflt'': please do not touch any animals.
Pets are allowed but must be on a hand held leash.
The park is disability friendly Should you need
assistance, please notify the park staff.

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