Saturday, July 14, 2007


Among the enigmatic projects completed by Sam Hill during the last century, a replica of Stonehenge is perhaps the most intriguing. The structure overlooks the Columbia River, just a few miles from Maryhill Museum. Sam Hill built the monument as a memorial to local men who perished during the First World War. He mistakenly believed the original Stonehenge had been a site of ancient human sacrifices to Pagan gods. As a Quaker, Hill viewed the war with horror and regarded the death of our soldiers as a continuation of human sacrifice to the modern gods of war. He hoped this monument would help inspire peace around the world.

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