On the Washington state side of the Columbia River Gorge, an unassuming, fading mailbox punctuates a scenic drive surrounded by vineyards and rolling floodscapes. The Maryhill Stonehenge Memorial, completed in 1929 and modeled after, of course, the OG Stonehenge, was the first monument in the US to honor fallen soldiers during WWI.
Prior to August, 2017, the last total solar eclipse to touch the continental US did so in the Pacific Northwest in 1979 before arcing up into Canada and disappearing into the Arctic. Totality was briefly visible here in the Columbia River Gorge, and this Washingtonian Stonehenge memorial, on that day, also served as a gathering place for all manner of Pacific Northwest druids and neopagans.
I’ve always wondered what kind of mail Stonehenge receives!