Eccentric visionary, Sam Hill built more than a farming community town, roads, railroads, a museum and befriending Rodin, Loie Fuller and the Queen of Romania, he also constructed this Stonehenge replica as a memorial to World War 1 fallen soldiers of Klickitat County. Widely believed at the time that Stonehenge was a site for human sacrifice, so Hill believed that the 13 dead had sacrificed their lives and should be honored.
"In memory of the soldiers of Klickitat County who gave their lives in defense of their country. This monument is erected in the hope that others inspired by the example of their valor and their heroism may share in that love of liberty and burn with that fire of patriotism which death can alone quench."
Dedicated in 1918 and completed in 1930.