If you’re in North Eastern Washington, the American Stonehenge in Maryhill, WA is a must-see place to visit. Sam Hill, a wealthy railroad and utilities magnate, bought 7,000 acres of land and founded the town of Maryhill – hoping to lure Quaker farmers to settle in it. They did not.
After the town burned down in a fire, he surveyed the area and chose the high windswept spot overlooking the Columbia river and began construction on a full sized replica of Stonehenge.
Sam Hill’s memorial is meant to be a memorial to the dead soldiers of World War I, a reminder that humanity is still sacrificed for the god of war.
The Maryhill Museum was also founded by Sam Hill. It was originally intended as a home for Hill and his wife, but after a visit from his friend, Loie Fuller, he decided to turn his unfinished home into a museum.
I’ve been meaning to post more pics of this trip for a while now. I hope you enjoyed them.