Views of Alachua
Harrison and Flora George Photographs

Devil's Mill Hopper

 
 
Accompanying Handwritten Caption Reads:
Front:  In the Devil's Millhopper Alachua Co Fla
Reverse:  The view and ferns and flowers about us and the songs of birds and the music of falling water lulled me to sleep after a long walk through a lonesome piney woods.  At least I may as will have [woken?] up when the cavern looked up at me from away below my feet.  We are sitting on the rocks and the background immediately above us is of the same--some 30 or 90 feet ch[?] back.
The "sink" known as the Devil's Mill Hopper may have occured half a century ago and is variously estimated at from 120 to 200 feet deep depending upon whether the one to whom you are describing it will [illegible] it or not.  The sink includes perhaps 3 acres of ground and in going down appears to have broken off a number of underground streams [?] ([extremely?] numerous here) and these streams make up near a dozen rippling splashing falls that [illegible] themselves into a pool at the bottom.
Scanning of this photo was funded by the E. Ashby Hammond Memorial Fund.


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