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| Maryhill Stonehenge |
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|Description ||Visited by some relatives of mine, all I know about this is that it is a folly in the Sam Hill Museum (?) in Washington State (nearest town Goldendale). Any further inf. would be appreciated!!|
|This is a war memorial, made from concrete|
|Its a nice photo but you need to brighten it up some how....though its|
|I would love to visit stone hedge someday even though i am 13|
|Stephen Wood |
| A railroad tycoon built this in the 20th century as a war memorial to WW I. His name was Sam Hill. He also constructed the road up the Columbia River from Portland (Oregon) to his mansion and beyond. I believe he is the origin of the term in the Northwest US "What the Sam Hill is that?" This would refer to something outrageous. He tried to attract some European nobility to his mansion and was successful with a Romanian princess. He also collected many sculptures by Roden (famous for his "Thinker" statue) which can still be seen at the mansion. I was at a rare total eclipse at the Maryhill Stonehenge about 30 years ago and remember the druids setting off fireworks there at the peak of the darkness. Very strange.|
|it looks like a bunch of bricks on end.|
| Visited this site just after midsummer solstice. It is located on the Washington/Oregon border. Metal signs say the structure is true to size and shape of the real item. Orientation toward midsummer solstice is correct for planetary location; several hundred miles south of the real Stonehenge. My father also used the term, "Sam Hill," for something outrageous. The structure is impressive and worth the trip. It is not a tourist trap. |
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