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Rawlings loved her home at Cross Creek, Florida and wrote about it

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Short-story Writer and Novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Was Born
August 8, 1896

Working as a journalist in the 1920s, Rawlings was a trailblazer for women in that field. She worked for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Rochester Journal, and the United Features Syndicate. In 1928, she settled at Cross Creek, near Gainesville, Florida, in order to write fiction. Cross Creek, published in 1942, tells of her enchantment with this part of rural Florida. Her association with Cross Creek continued until her death in 1953 at the age of 57.
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