Stonehenge II on the move

Wilson Farris races around Stonehenge II, Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Hunt, Texas. The Stonehenge replica, built by Doug Hill and Al Shepperd in 1989, will soon be moved to a new home. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

August 2, 2010 12:44:08 PM PDT
A quirky Texas roadside attraction mimics the mysterious prehistoric circle of stone monuments about 100 miles southeast of London. Stonehenge II is about a 90-minute drive northwest of San Antonio.

The Texas attraction -- erected a generation ago under the guidance of a whimsical landowner -- is headed for a new home.

Dallas hotel owner Al Shepperd, who retired to the Hill Country, commissioned the work in 1989. He died five years later.

Now his heirs want to sell the riverfront property, but worried what potential buyers would think of the landmark near Hunt, Texas.

The Hill Country Arts Foundation has accepted the donation of Stonehenge, plus a couple of replica Easter Island heads.

The group is raising $50,000 for a construction company to move the items to its campus a few miles to the east -- in Ingham.

The replica Polynesian statues were moved in July.


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