Maryhill Stonehenge

Maryhill’s Stonehenge was erected in 1918 by Samuel Hill as the first World War I monument in the United States, dedicated to the servicemen of Klickitat County, Washington who had died during the World War. The monument symbolizes peace and heroism.With the help of experts in archaeology, astronomy, and engineering, Hill was able to duplicate the original size and design of the original Stonehenge. Since it was believed that the original Stonehenge was built as a place of human sacrifice, the monument was meant to serve as a reminder of the sacrifices that the soldiers made for their country. Maryhill’s Stonehenge Memorial was completed in 1929 and re-dedicated on Memorial Day of that year.