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Feb 2, 2018 - Zero day at Cross Creek

Since we got in so late Thursday we missed the tour of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings house so we decided to spend an additional day in Cross Creek. Plus, this area was my original choice for eventually having a hobby farm so I wanted to look around. It’s small but beautiful and located well - only 15 miles from Gainesville. And beautiful with the river and natural foliage. Plus everyone was friendly. So we will see! Had dinner st the Yearling again - quail and duck for Gordon and venison and gator for me!

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Feb 1, 2018 - Day 2 -,Palatka to Cross Creek 56 miles

So our motel view was even prettier the next morning. We got off to a good start, cool with light breeze. Stopped a couple of times for cold drinks. Then Siri struck. With only 15 miles to go - sand, mud, deep gravel and water crossings. Took us forever to go 8 miles. And Gordon heard what he thought was automatic gunshots close by. My feet hurt so bad I was pushing my bike barefoot! And earlier we saw a rope with a noose hanging from a live oak. Old Florida indeed! We finally reached around 430 pm and were happy to see the famed Yearling...

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Apr 18, 2014 - The Home Of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Last day at Paynes Prairie Preserve state park, my leg is still sore, can not walk very far. So we are going down the street and over the hill to a small twon of Cross Creek , Florida. Cross Creek was where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote her books like in 1938 The Yearling, it was selected for the book-of-the-month club , and won the pulitzer prize for fiction in 1939. You can take a tour of the house and grounds at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings historic state park in Cross Creek , florida

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GEOCACHING 2014

Jan 17, 2009 - FL, Cross Creek

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953)[1] was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie, also known as The Yearling. The book was written long before the concept of young-adult fiction, but is now commonly included in teen-reading lists. Marjorie Kinnan was born in 1896 in Washington, DC, to Frank, an attorney for the...

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