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Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's Home -01
This is the old home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author and Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction in 1939 for THE YEARLING. The home is located in Cross Creek, Florida between Orange Lake and Lake Lochloosa.
Ms. Rawlings and her first husband moved here in 1928, and bought the house, along with 70+ acres, for $14,000 (USD). Not unlike every other house in the area there was no indoor plumbing when the Rawlings bought it. Suffice it to say that it wasn't long before it became the first house in the area to have indoor plumbing.
Ms. Rawlings died in 1953, and left all her property to the University of Florida in Gainesville. The house is being maintained true to the 1930-to-1940 era, and is now a historic landmark. Tours are possible throughout most of the year.
Also on the property is a recently constructed replica barn and replica tenant shack.
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