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Entrance to the Devil's Millhopper State Park, Gainesville, Florida
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This is the entrance to the Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park of Gainesville, Florida. The Devil’s Millhopper is a sinkhole. This 120 foot deep bowl shaped hole was created by the collapse of the limestone rock under the ground. The sinkhole creates a miniature rain forest in almost in the middle of the city. Devil’s Millhopper is also a National Natural Landmark and has been visited by tourists since the 1880s. Paleontologists have found fossil shark teeth, marine shells and the fossilized bones of extinct animals in the sinkhole. Twelve springs feed the small pool at the bottom of the sink. sinkhole got its name from its similar appearance to the hopper of a mill, along with the bones found at the bottom, suggesting animals entered it on the way to meeting the devil. The Park is located northwest of the University of Florida. The park is adjacent to San Felasco County Park, and near the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park.
Copyright: James L. Tanner
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Resolution: 9000x4500
Taken: 21/12/2011
Uploaded: 21/12/2011
Updated: 25/03/2015
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