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Nature Trail and Boardwalk Professional Review and Guide
"This 63-acre park has the most interesting name of any of Florida’s state parks. The site of a huge dry sinkhole—120 feet deep and 500 feet across—the millhopper obtained its name because of its funnel-like shape. It stems from the practice of farmers in the 1800s of grinding grain in gristmills, which had a funnel-shaped container (called a hopper) to hold the grain as it was fed into the grinder. The sinkhole, because of the fossilized bones and teeth of ancient animals once found on the sinkhole bottom, was said to be a millhopper for feeding bodies to the devil. Thus the name Devil’s Millhopper."
--M. Timothy O'Keefe, Hiking North Florida and the Panhandle (Falcon Guides).
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