Perspective is lost as
a huge green pasture stretches away beyond the standing stones.
You could be in England. Walk closer. Reach out and touch the
nearest stone. Aha! They're not stones at all. They're made with
steel frames, plaster, and metal lathe; and painted to resemble
their namesake. One of them really is a stone. It's not hard
to find. That single piece of limestone is the key to why Stonehenge
II was built. The big stone was left over in 1989, when Hunt
resident Doug Hill finished building a patio at his home. He
gave the monolith to a friend and neighbor, the late Al Shepperd,
who stood it on end on his land, where it is today.
around it, but he still wasn't sure people could see it," Hill said. They decided an arch behind
it would make it more visible.
start out to build a complete Stonehenge, but it was always a
possibility, a hope that it would turn out to be that," Hill said. "At first our object was just to
accentuate this rock."
The arch and rock reminded Shepperd
of the famous circular structure in England. He put up the money,
and Hill put up the "stones"
over the next nine months. He added two replica Easter Island
heads a year and a half later, some distance away.
Photo By: Linda
Shepperd died in 1994, but the
property remains in the care of relatives, including his nephew,
also Al Shepperd. A web site is planned.
You can play among the standing
stones. Hide-and-seek is the most common game of choice, but
tag and other children's pastimes are possible. Most important
of all, use your imagination. Transport yourself to a distant
land, a distant time.