Day 141

What in the Sam Hill is off to the right of that sign?

August 14th, 2010

It's the Stonehenge replica! Can you see it?


  1. Candice in Alabama says:

    Barely! But I can see it! :)

  2. Candice in Alabama says:

    By the way, what IS that little black speck to the upper right corner of the sign?

  3. Christopher says:

    Awesome henge it sure blows that mini “somethinghenge” in Kennewick out of the dam water.

  4. Amanda in WA says:

    It is a pretty cool place to go check out. Plus the view is amazing.

  5. Michelle says:

    I always used to think the saying was “What in the Sam hell?” and had no idea what it meant.

    Then I saw this sign and my life was forever changed. :) The stonehenge is wicked cool in the fall fog!

  6. Don in Tennessee says:

    The history about Sam Hill and his Quaker community is neat. There are influences of the Quaker people in a lot of places including Friendsville, TN which is about 7 miles from where I live. See below-,_Tennessee

    There was a Friendsville High School when I was in school. i t was consolidated into a new bigger and better (HAH) high school. There are some great lakeside homes in this community thanks to dams built by TVA creating lakes!

    This is a beautiful shot of the landscape.

    • Christopher says:

      So that explains why you are so friendly DnT. ha!

      • Don in Tennessee says:


        Lets say I never met a stranger. I grew up in my father’s retail business (Western Auto) he had for 35 years in Maryville, TN. He had all kinds of customers from people who signed their name with an (X) to professionals. If you treat all people with respect it makes life much easier to cope with and makes you more successful. It is easier to be nice to people and smile than to frown and be unhappy. Plus frowning takes more energy.

        I am enjoying meeting all of my HOBO PLANET friends and I am glad to call you one as well.

  7. Don in Tennessee says:

    OK-Mary Hill Museum of Art is named after Sam Hill’s wife. What the Sam Hill was this guy thinking?

  8. deb says:

    Wow! That is really kind of weird!

  9. Gigi says:

    The wiki entry on Sam Hill has a great pic of the Stonehenge replica, as well as the MaryHill Museum ..

  10. Barry says:

    Hi Matt, incase you wondered why some weirdo in a white car hung out the passenger window of a white car yesterday just to the West of Stonehenge, I forced my workmate to do so and snap a pic after recognising you and your cart from the Flickr blog back in July.

    • MN Roxanne says:

      Barry, you should have stopped and took a photo w/ Matt… said hi… offer him a beverage…. he’s a friendly guy…

  11. Christopher says:

    Hey Barry, you gonna put that snapshot of Matt up on eBay and start taking bids? hee…hee.

  12. Barry says:

    heh heh, I’m waiting on my workmate emailing me through the shot (I just hope he didn’t blur it, mind you Matt was walking fast ha ha)…

  13. I have some photos of Washington’s Stonehenge on my Web site:

  14. Barry says:

    I just got the image of Matt from yesterday off my workmate and uploaded it to my Flickr account:-

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      WOW Barry! That is awesome!! Thanks for sharing that with us. The sky in that pic is SO Big and Blue it makes the perfect back drop to Matt and his walking. Great shot. Thanks to your workmate too.

    • Gigi says:

      That’s so cool that you were able to pass by Matt and remember the flickr blog you read last month. Thank you for sharing Barry and to your workmate for taking the pic.

      Ditto on that big blue sky Dorinda.

    • young says:

      Barry – your workmate did a stupendous job taking a snapshot of the Hobo King on the move. I must say, judging from you portfolio, that you – yourself – is a photographer of fine repute also. I am sure Matt would have enjoyed hearing the story you told on Flickr had you stopped and say “hello.”

    • Barb V from Michigan says:

      Nice – Matt’s got paparazza (singular of paparazzi)! Good job, Barry!

  15. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Okay my question is, if the townsite was never occupied, how’d it end up burning down? Or did it burn down because there was no one there to extinguish the fire?

  16. Karen Too says:

    In looking for information on the fire, I found some more about Sam Hill, and pictures of his Stonehenge replica.

    Dorinda, from what I read, Hill didn’t put in an adequate water system in his town. This, plus the wild, sudden fires common in this area, contributed to the fire that took down what parts he had constructed for the town.

    This one makes mention that Sam Hill is buried somewhere near his Stonehenge:,_Washington

  17. katzien in austin says:

    All you people just make my day…I hope you know that. Well, everyone except Norwood. But anyway, cheers to you all!! I love your links and photos and stories and insight. I’m catching up with you and Matt….

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