Reading at Stonehenge


Look carefully at where Marlo is reading!

Where do you think she is?

Marlo reading at Stonehenge

 Now if you have looked carefully, and have heard of Stonehenge before,

you might have noticed something different about this photo.

The surrounding area is all brown!

That is because this Stonehenge is in Maryhill, Washington!

Here is the description from the Washington Stonehenge website:

“On a lonely bluff overlooking the Columbia River and the town of Maryhill, Washington, is a full-size replica Stonehenge. An almost identical copy of the more famous English Stonehenge, it was built by Sam Hill, a road builder, as a memorial to those who died in World War I. Dedicated in 1918, the memorial wasn’t completed until 1930. Hill passed away soon after he finally saw his masterpiece completed.”

The actual Stonehenge in England looks like this.

Photo by Lucille Pine 12/2006

 The two Stonehenges really look quite similar!

I also learned something new today because I didn’t know that we had a

replica here in Washington State!

 Thanks Marlo for helping me learning some WA State geography!


What do you think about this replica of Stonehenge?

Have you ever visited Stonehenge in either Washington or England?

Did you read there???

Leave us a comment and let us know!




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11 thoughts on “Reading at Stonehenge

  1. Dear Marlo,

    What a great shot!

    When I looked at the photo and I saw it said Stonehenge…it looked a little different. I’ve never been to Stonehenge, but I’ve seen lots of pictures. After reading the text, I realized that it was a replica. What I noticed is that the lines of the replica are quite exact, while the lines of Stonehenge are more eroded.

    Sam Hill’s memorial is a beautiful tribute to our WW I soldiers. Thanks for sharing it, I learned about it for the first time too.

    Mrs. Hembree, I must say that I love your series about where the Bulldog Readers read on vacation. It’s been a lot of fun for me to look at all the photos. I don’t know how you are going to pick a winner!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

    • Dear Mrs. Yollis,
      Thank you for your wonderful comment about Marlo reading at Stonehenge! It really does look very similar to the English one, except for the brown grass around it! From seeing photos, I know it’s much greener in England. I haven’t been there myself, but like you have seen numerous photos.

      I have loved seeing all the photos of the Bulldog Readers reading this summer. It was an idea I got from two librarians I follow in the Midwest: Mrs. Miller and Mr. Schu. It really took off and has been a wonderful way to keep our student involved with reading and their library blog!

      I don’t know how I will pick winners either. Luckily, I have two helpers in Australia – AA and BB are helping me with these decisions! Of course, I think everyone is a winner because they read ALL SUMMER!

      Enjoy your week!
      Mrs. Hembree

  2. Dear Mrs Hembree,

    What an awesome photo just like Mrs Yollis said what a great shot! 🙂

    I did a bit of reading about Stonehenge and it appears that the one in England is described as a stone circle but in fact it is made up of several circles which were place there at different periods of time. Interesting!

    I am amazed how did they moved those huge rocks with out the support of huge equipment. It would have taken heaps and heaps of man power alone.

    Thank you for sharing another wonderful bulldog reader reading at another amazing place.

    From your pal,

    • Dear AA,
      I ahve lived here for over 20 years and never realized there was a replica of Stonehenge here! I learned a lot yesterday.

      I have been to England several times, but never made it to Stonehenge. It is baffling to me how the people created the original Stonehenge. I imagine many people worked together to make it.

      Only a few more days for photos to come in. I know one student has some from her reading in Sweden! I can’t wait for her to send them in!

      On my last day of vacation,
      Mrs. Hembree

  3. Aloha Marlo,
    I was unaware that there was a Stonehedge replica in Washington. What a touching tribute to the soldiers of the First World War. Mr. Hill had to have put forth a tremendous amount of effort to erect this memorial and had to have very strong feelings concerning the soldiers.

    Thank you, Marlo, for the mini history lesson.

    Mrs. Hembree, many thanks for taking us on a special journey and showing us that we can be reading anywhere and anytime.

    Mahalo nui loa,
    Mrs. Jacobs

  4. Dear Mrs Hembree,
    Wonderful post.

    I have searched up some more images of the Stonehenge here are the images.

    I think the Stone age people made the Stonehenge.

    I would love to go to the Stonehenge one day.

    Mrs Hembree as I said I would love to go to the Stonehenge but I have one question,

    how old is the Stonehenge?

    Interesting questions.

    I have not read at the Stonehenge before but when I read there I will send you a picture.

    From your pal,

  5. Dear Bulldog Readers,

    I am also enjoying the series of posts about students reading in unusual places. It isn’t very unusual, but my favorite place to read is in a hammock. I got hooked on hammock reading when I lived in Belize. I loved it so much that I strung a hammock up in my living room when I moved back to Connecticut!

    I live right by a busy street in a small town and sometimes this one man walks by on the sidewalk reading a book! I don’t know how he does it without bumping into things, and I think it is probably a little dangerous, but he obviously loves reading! I see him reading while he walks all over town.

    What I noticed was different about the Washington replica of Stonehenge is that the rocks are all upright, while at the original Stonehenge many of them have fallen over and moved over the years.

    Keep up the great reading (but not while you are walking!)

    Mr. Salsich

  6. Dear Mrs.Hembree
    So is picture is so cool. So is this history thing? I wonder? Yesterday I went to the golden bridge to Olympia!! I went there because we herd that there was oysters and clams there so we went and hunt for clams and oysters. It was a fun day. After we went hunting we went on the fairy to Seattle to get some food sense we were hungry. Did you now that for use it takes 5 hour drive to kirkland to Olympia!! I hope you like what I did yesterday. You student and fan Alex.

    • Hi Alex,
      The Stonehenge photo became a fun history lesson didn’t it? I love it when we can learn about history in an interesting way.

      It sure sounds like you are having a busy vacation! Keep up the awesome comments Alex!

      See you for Meet and Greet day Thursday!
      Mrs. Hembree

  7. Dear Bulldogs,

    That’s amazing! I never had any idea that there was a replica of Stonehenge! So I’ve certainly never visited that one before. Unfortunately, I’ve never been to the original either but I’d love to one day!

    I’m amazed at all the great places students have found to read this summer! I love that they’ve been sending in pictures from all these places as well!

    I look forward to learning from all of you this year!

    Mr. Avery

    • Dear Mr. Avery, Mrs. Jacobs, Mr. Salsich, Mrs. Yollis and Bianca,
      Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! I know Marlo will be pleased that so many people enjoyed seeing her reading photo. Plus it was such a great learning opportunity for all of us.

      It is a very busy time for the Bulldog teachers this week. Our campus is part a working school and part a construction site! We are all getting ready for our first day of school amid the challenges inherent in the situation. Someday soon when the library is ready, I will post a before and after photo! The fabulous news is that in 1 1/2 years, we will have a beautiful new school!

      Enjoy the beginning of your school years! I am thinking of all of you!
      Mrs. Hembree

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