Three miles east of Maryhill is another unexpected attraction. On a hilltop surrounded by open grass and sage sits a poured-concrete replica of England’s Stonehenge (7 a.m.–10 p.m. daily) but with all the monoliths neatly aligned. Built by Sam Hill, an ardent Quaker and pacifist, the array is a monument to Klickitat county’s 13 men who lost their lives in World War I. It is meant to illustrate the needless human sacrifice of war and is believed to be the nation’s first World War I memorial. The ashes of Sam Hill himself are in an urn just down the slope from Stonehenge.
Just down the hill from the Stonehenge replica are fruit orchards surrounding the small settlement of Maryhill, with its New England–style white church and old steam engine. The Maryhill Fruit Stand and Gunkel Orchards sell some of the finest peaches, apricots, cherries, and other fresh fruits that you’ll ever taste.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition