Yearling Trail, Pat's Island - Juniper Praire Wilderness, Ocala National Forest December 2004 
Yellow Blazing
Yellow Blazing
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The Yearling Trail.  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings stayed with Calvin and Mary Long, the last two inhabitants of the island, in October 1933.  During this and other visits she recorded many stories told by the Long's.  Calvin's childhood story of nursing a deer from a fawn gave her the idea for the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Yearling".  The book was made into a movie and was filmed here in the early 1940's.
The Yearling Trail. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings stayed with Calvin and Mary Long, the last two inhabitants of the island, in October 1933. During this and other visits she recorded many stories told by the Long's. Calvin's childhood story of nursing a deer from a fawn gave her the idea for the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Yearling". The book was made into a movie and was filmed here in the early 1940's.
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Mitch at a Cattle Dip which dates back to the 1920's
Mitch at a Cattle Dip which dates back to the 1920's
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I *am* smiling
I *am* smiling
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The Yearling Trail
The Yearling Trail
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The Yearling Trail
The Yearling Trail
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Sinkhole where residents of the island got their drinking water is in an oak/hickory hammock .
Sinkhole where residents of the island got their drinking water is in an oak/hickory hammock .
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Mitch at the sinkhole
Mitch at the sinkhole
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FNST.  Now I'm really smiling.
FNST. Now I'm really smiling.
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