It overlooks the Columbia River gorge with high mountains to the south and north
so it never sees a solstice sunrise or sunset. The sun is in the west in all of these photos
to give those with an interest an orientation. The monument is actually 4 degrees out of alignment
because when it was built, its significance as an astronomical tool was not yet known,
and precise alignment was not seen as critical.

The plaques you see on the walls honor World War I war dead - from the small county where the monument is located. Our car experiences its first astronomical convergence.
As you can see, this is not a tourist hot spot. - Its isolated location surely doesn't help its draw. Looking west from the Stonehenge replica. - The bridge crosses over to Oregon. The cliffs across the river are in Oregon. - The foreground is in Washington. Heading west, and now back in Oregon, - we enter the Columbia Gorge to view its waterfalls.
Multanomah Falls, the most famous of the falls along the Columbia Gorge An arched bridge crosses in front of Multanomah Falls.

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