Stonehenge in England is one of the earth's great mysteries. It has generated theories and wonder for years. What was its purpose and how did primitive people 5000 years ago construct this monument?
The mystique of Stonehenge has now found its place on a private golf course in Northwest Montana, Crystal Lakes at Fortine, Montana.
Anderson Masonry, Inc. was contracted to supply the stones for this duplicate of Stonehenge. We have included a slide show of this reproduction.
The following original history and construction taken from http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/
"Around 3500 BC the semi-nomadic peoples that populated the Salisbury Plain began to build the monument now known as Stonehenge. The original construction was a circular ditch and mound with 56 holes forming a ring around its perimeter. The first stone to be placed at the site was the Heel Stone. It was erected outside of a single entrance to the site. 200 years later 80 blocks of bluestone was transported from a quarry almost 200 miles away in the Prescelly Mountains. It is surmised that these blocks were transported by way of rafts along the Welsh coast and up local rivers, finally to be dragged overland to the site. These stones were erected forming two concentric circles.
At some point this construction was dismantled and work began on the final phase of the site. The bluestones were moved within the circle and the gigantic stones that give Stonehenge its distinctive look were installed. Some of these massive stones weigh as much as 26 tons! It remains a mystery how such huge stones could have been moved from the quarry at north Wiltshire by a supposedly primitive people. "
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