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Stonehenge, Columbia River Gorge, Washington March 2004

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Stonehenge

A full-scale replica of England's famous neolithic Stonehenge.

Built as a tribute to the local soldiers of Klickitat County , Washington who lost their lives in World War I

Sam Hill

Built by Sam Hill above the Columbia River Gorge near Biggs, Washington

Sam Hill was a Quaker pacifist and a legendary road-builder. He was mistakenly informed that the original Stonehenge had been used as a sacrificial site, and thus constructed the replica to remind us that ''humanity is still being sacrificed to the god of war.'' The location now also includes monuments to the soldiers of local Klickitat County who died in World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam.

Maryhill, Washington
It originally stood at the center of Sam Hill's town of Maryhill, Washington and everything burned down except the Stonehenge; history notes that there was no water system that could have enabled the fire to be put out. The monument was dedicated in 1918 but it wasn't finished until twelve years later. Sam Hill died in 1931, living just long enough to see his Stonehenge completed.
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