Quotation by for the State of Florida

West Hell, said to be the hottest and toughest part of that notorious resort, was once the home of Big John de Conqueror, who eloped with the Devil's daughter.... The Devil pursued them on his famous jumping bull, and when they met, Big John tore off one of the Devil's arms and almost beat him to death with it. Before Big John left Hell, he passed out ice water to everybody, and even turned down the dampers, remarking that he expected to return to visit his wife's folks pretty soon, and he didn't like the house kept so hot.
For the State of Florida, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State (The WPA Guide to Florida), p. 432, Oxford University Press (1939).

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