Monthly Archives: February 2017

Discover Florida’s Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park!

February 27, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkDevil’s Millhopper Geological State Park is a 120 feet deep, prehistoric, limestone sinkhole containing a miniature rain forest and fossils of extinct animals.

There’s a gigantic, funnel-shaped hole in the ground just two miles northwest of Gainesville, Florida. This natural wonder measures an astonishing 500 feet across, 120 feet deep, and a circumference of almost a half-mile! This is the Devil’s Millhopper, a limestone sinkhole that has yielded fossilized shark teeth, seashells, and extinct land animals.

The Devil’s Millhopper is one of only two geological state parks in Florida. Prior to that lofty designation, it was described in a number of colorful ways. As the name suggests, there are many weird, old stories about this sinkhole. Native Americans, explorers, and settlers have all held their own, unsettling beliefs about the hole.

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Come On Out For The 2017 NHRA Gatornationals!

February 10, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 NHRA GatornationalsIf you’re a fan of drag racing, you already know that you don’t want to miss the NHRA Gatornationals. The 48th annual return is scheduled for March 16th to the 19th, 2017 at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fl.

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the traditional East Coast opener, has entertained fans for decades. The world’s best drag racers come to launch their fire-breathing metal machines down the strip at Gainesville Raceway.

It’s NHRA professional level competition in the 10,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car classes, and the 200-mph Pro Stock category. Gatornationals is also the season opener for the NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock Motorcycle category and the J&A Service Pro Mod category.

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