Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House
The Rawlings House holds national significance for being the home of Marjorie Kinna Rawlings, one of the 20th century's best writers.
A typical tenant house that house African Americans that is on the property.
A quote from her Cross Creek book.
Marjorie and Martha Mickens (Rawling's Maid).
Backstory and Context
Once she moved to her farm, Marjorie Rawlings's inspiration soon took off. Rawlings began chronicling the events, people, as well as the nature that surrounded her. Her first creative work was called "Cracker Chidlings" and she submitted it to Scribner's Magazine in 1930. Her best-known book was "The Yearling." It was about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn. This book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939 and in 1946 it was made into a successful movie. She lived here for two decades and wrote eight books.
In 2007, the Rawlings house was designated as a National Historic Landmark. A year later in 2008, the United States Postal Service released a commemorative stamp honoring Marjorie. A year after the released stamp, in 2009, Marjorie Rawlings was honored as a First Floridian by Governor Charlie Crist. The park is opened daily but tours of the house are only from October-July on the days of Thursday thru Sunday.
"Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings." Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Accessed September 20, 2015. http://dos.myflorida.com/cultural/programs/florida-artists-hall-of-fame/marjorie-kinnan-rawlings.
"Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park - Cross Creek, Florida." ExploreSouthernHistory.com. Accessed September 20, 2015. http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/rawlings.html.