Monday, June 21, 2010

Stonehenge in Texas

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Crowds throng to Stonehenge in England on the Salisbury Plain in England to watch the sun rise over the heel stone. While not all of us can travel to England to see Stonehenge, you can see replica of Stonehenge in the Texas hill country. Stonehenge II as it is know is about sixty percent of the size of the original and is located on FM 1340 about two miles west of Hunt, Texas. Al Shepperd began building Stonehenge II in 1989. Later Easter Island heads appeared at the site. I can still remember the surprise my family and I had when we rounded the curve on FM1340 on our annual trip to Mo Ranch and say Stonehenge for the first time. There is a place to pull off the road safely and a gate in the fence, so you can explore Stonehenge. For more information on Stonehenge II and Al Shepperd see:

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