Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Maryhill Stonehenge, Washington

The Columbia River Series

The millionaire road builder, Sam Hill, built a complete town here and no one came to live in it.  He tore the town down and built the Stonehenge in its place as a memorial to soldiers who gave their lives in W.W.I. "What in Sam Hill did you do that for?"

This is an unused postcard.

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The Maryhill Stonehenge is a replica of Stonehenge located in Maryhill, Washington. It was commissioned in the early 20th century by businessman Samuel Hill and dedicated on July 4, 1918 as a memorial to those that died in World War I. The memorial was completed in 1929. It is constructed of concrete.  It was the first monument in the United States to honor the dead of World War I (specifically, soldiers from Klickitat County, Washington who had died in the still on-going war).

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