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Since You Asked: Stonehenge replica dead on

On a bus tour up the north side of the Columbia River we visited a replica of Stonehenge, the famous structure that was built near Salisbury in England. The bus driver stated that replica we were seeing was exactly the same size as the original Stonehenge in England. Several of us "tourists" argued that it was a small version of the original. Who is right?

— Stan M., Medford

That bus driver knows his or her stuff. It's an exact replica.

We have a couple Since You Asked Headquarters staff members who have been to both and who know lots of other useless trivia, too!

The original Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, England, was built in phases roughly between 3,100 B.C. and 1,600 B.C. Who built it and why is still much debated. We know some things about the Yankee version, however. The Stonehenge in Klickitat County, Wash., was built in the early 1900s by Sam Hill, honoring the soldiers of that county who lost their lives in World War I. The full-scale replica is built as it is thought the original Stonehenge would have looked when it was fully intact. And rather than dragging large stones hundreds of miles, Hill opted to go with poured concrete. More like Concretehenge, really.

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