Fascinating Insights into the life of a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

Although it was a few years ago now, I have read The Yearling, and I have seen the 1946 movie version starring Gregory Peck. I guess I didn’t know, or perhaps I had forgotten that The Yearling was written about a Florida family and that the author lived […]

Camping at Fort Desoto Campgrounds

Fort Desoto is a Pinellas County park located south-southwest of St. Petersburg. The park consists of 1,136 acres and sits on five offshore keys, or islands: Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, Bonne Fortune Key, and the main island, Mullet Key. The campground sits on St. […]

Fort De Soto A brief history

Mullet Key, as it was once called, was originally inhabited by Indians until the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. In 1849 Robert E. Lee recommended that Mullet Key and Egmont Key be used for Military and Coastal Defense. The fort’s construction began in 1898 and was completed in […]