Down the slope to the left is the Columbia River. On the other side are miles and miles of arid, rocky terrain. Yet inside the Maryhill Museum of Art you'll find world-class exhibits of European origin. Nearby is a winery, a war memorial patterned after Stonehenge (but made of concrete), and a concert venue where we saw Bob Dylan and his band a few summers ago. What posessed anyone to build a mansion like this in the desert? Sam Hill wanted his wife to forget about her life in Minneapolis and be content with him here in the West. It didn't work out, but he left an unusually interesting legacy and many miles of good roads.
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