Sonehenge WWI memorial in WA 2The Stonehenge WWI Memorial was built by Sam Hill in 1918 as the nation’s first WWI memorial for the servicemen of the area. The building was completed in 1929.  

First Time Visiting Stonehenge WWI Memorial in Washington 

By Alexandria Radford
via the Medium.com web site 

From 2015 to 2018, my father and I were traveling around the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Anywhere from Washington to Oregon to the Idaho Panhandle, we were there. Partly to see my grandparents before they passed and to visit my uncle while he lived in Oregon.

In 2017, my uncle was living in Salem, Oregon and that was an opportunity to visit the western side of the state. Before then, we had only been to the eastern and north-central half of the state. So, this was new and exciting for both of us.

We were driving along Interstate 84 when we saw a sign for Stonehenge Memorial and decided to get off the freeway to see what it was all about. It sounded fun and a chance to get out of the car.

Stonehenge Memorial is a full-scale replica of Stonehenge built in Maryhill, Washington across the state line. Stonehenge was built by Sam Hill in 1918 as the nation’s first WWI memorial for the servicemen of the area. The building was completed in 1929. It overlooks the Columbia River and is surrounded by vineyards.

After arriving, I remember being in awe. What a sight this was. I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the real Stonehenge in England, but this was pretty close. You’d never know that this was a replica and not the real Stonehenge.

Read the entire article on the Medium.com web site.

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