THE WHITE MAGNOLIA TREE

THE WHITE MAGNOLIA TREE

Magnolias were named for Pierre Magnol, a director of the French Botanic Gardens, during the eighteenth century. The American magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora or Bull Bay magnolia is native to the balmy Southern states and the Gulf of Mexico. It is an evergreen, and flowers in early summer.

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CROSS CREEK; BIRTHPLACE OF ‘THE YEARLING’

CROSS CREEK; BIRTHPLACE OF 'THE YEARLING'

PILGRIMAGE TO CROSS CREEK ‘I do not know how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.’ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings In 1928, as America was sliding into the Great Depression,  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her husband Charles bought (sight unseen)  an old orange

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