"Sam Hill's Passion - Culture Comes to the Gorge" Maryhill by yooperprof
Maryhill Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 71 photos
Maryhill is a small town on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. It boasts a full-size replica of Stonehenge, and a museum largely dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania. You never know what you're going to discover in Small-town America! Outside Maryhill are some amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge, a place which well-desrves its designation as a National Scenic Area.
Maryhill is the product of a genuine American visionary and eccentric, Sam Hill. Hill was a brilliant Seattle area businessmen, entrepreneur, and enthusiast for cement. This turn of the century visionary hoped to make the desert bloom, with the aid of cultivation, irrigation, and paved roads. The desert did not bloom, but Hill's legacy can be seen in the Maryhill Musuem, in the replica of Stonehenge which he build to honor the dead of World War I, and in many of the roads that line the rim of the beautiful Columbia Gorge.
The Columbia River is heavily dammed, both here and upstream. It's not so great for the river itself, or for the wildlife which formerly inhabited the region, but it is quite advantageous for the agricultural, industrial, and urban consumers of the cheap electricity which the dams produce. What are you gonna do?
- In a nutshell:A good place to explore the Columbia Gorge
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