photo by Mario Ruiz, from the Daily Herald, with permission
From the article: “Motorists cruising near Center Street and 400 West in Orem in recent weeks may have made a double take upon glimpsing a newly erected large-scale replica of the iconic prehistoric monument Stonehenge in England.” We’ll bet they did!
This was the first we’d seen of what may be the newest Stonehenge replica in North America. It stands on the lawn of a new high-end nursing facility for recovery from a hospital stay or other health problem, a transitional facility called Stonehenge of Orem. You may wonder why.
The administrator says that the number one question he gets is why they chose Stonehenge as a theme. He must be up on recent Stonehenge information, because he mentions that Stonehenge is believed by some to have been a place of healing, much like their facility. (If you wish to learn what he meant by the unusual statement, “We want to be the Disney World of skilled nursing facilities,“ then you’ll have to click on the link to the article.)
Score: 6½ druids. Not a bad replica–a little like a large-sized Cockington Green, a little like the sandstone henge in Tasmania. And it is our first entrant from the Beehive State!
I have driven past it many times, and each time I’m totally blown away. Does anyone know how accurate this replica is? I’d love to know if it oriented correctly and how it relates to the size of the real one. Thanks, Rachel