Sam Hill Country

Sam Hill Country (HMN1F)

Location: Goldendale, WA 98620 Klickitat County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 41.85', W 120° 49.165'

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In 1908 Samuel Hill (1857-1931) bought 7,000 acres on these slopes. He planned a Quaker farming colony, surveyed a 34-block tounsite and built a church, hotel, store, offices, garage and shops. His engineers built ten miles of experimental roads; as Washington's first rural paved roads they proved Hill's zeal as a promoter of highways. Three miles to the west he began construction of an old-world chateau, which in 1940 was completed as the Maryhill Museum of Art. In 1918-1929 Hill constructed the Stonehenge replica, America's first World War I memorial, on the original site of his hotel. Fire eventually destroyed the buildings of the never-occupied townsite, leaving only Stonehenge, roads and stonework, and the Museum as monuments to the vision and energy of this public - spirit American.
HM NumberHMN1F
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 669764 N 5062751
Decimal Degrees45.69750000, -120.81941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 41.85', W 120° 49.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 41' 51.00" N, 120° 49' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)509
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222-7804 Lewis and Clark Hwy, Goldendale WA 98620, US
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