Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: stonehenge/previews
Date: 1991-04-12, 11:38

In article <> writes:
> >I know posts get kind of scrambled, so forgive the lack of chronology, but
> >someone else's comment about a New Hampshire Stonehenge reminded me with
> >a jolt (!) that there is a Stonehenge-like arrangement of monoliths in the
> >state of Washington--it's visible from the Oregon side of the Columbia
> >River Gorge, on a kind of cliff.  There is a mansion nearby, also visible (I
> >think both are open to the public, I just never drove on the non-interstate
> >road on the other side of the river--I know, I know).  Both were built
> >(legend says) by a rich man for his overseas bride, who died before she
> >could be presented with the gift.  It's very haunting.

According to _Stonehenge Complete_, by Christopher Chippindale
(and coincidentally published by the Cornell University Press!),
"It took an American, Col. Samuel Hill, to do the job properly
with his full-size concrete Stonehenge, built by the River Columbia
at Maryhill, Washington, in the Pacific USA, 1918-29, as a 
memorial to the thirteen war dead of Klicitat county."  (Pg. 178).

The above is the caption to a half-page b/w photograph showing the
monument with several cars parked around it.

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