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An island of Old Florida, where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote ‘The Yearling’

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings came to Cross Creek and wrote the beloved story of a young boy and his pet fawn, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939. Today, visiting the author’s beautifully preserved home is an excellent way to discover the authentic Florida, far from the strip malls and theme parks.

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Naples park has camping, kayak trails, lovable historic dredge

In the wild and watery world of southwest Florida, Collier-Seminole State Park near Naples draws people who love the natural Florida for camping, hiking and paddling. It’s also home to the 1924 Bay City Walking Dredge, and how often do you get to visit a “National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark”?

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Hutchinson Island’s Elliott Museum: For old car lovers — and everyone else

The Elliott Museum has a high-tech robotic system to display its extensive collection of antique cars, but the museum also has everything from wedding dresses to baseball cards to wooden boats, Most visitors to the eclectic museum will find something to intrigue them.

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