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Carhenge

If you ever find yourself in northwestern Nebraska, by all means, try and get to  Carhenge in Alliance, NE. It’s a very fun place in the middle of the very beautiful north western part of the state of Nebraska.

From the Carhenge website:

 Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge, consists of the circle of cars, 3 standing trilithons within the circle, the heel stone, slaughter stone, and 2 station stones, and the Aubrey circle, named after Sir John Aubrey who first recognized the earthworks and great stones as a prehistoric temple in 1648.  It was not until excavations undertaken in the 1920’s that they were found to be holes cut to hold timber uprights. A total of 56 holes were discovered and named the Aubrey Holes in honor of John Aubrey’s observation. 

    The artist of this unique car sculpture, Jim Reinders, experimented with unusual and interesting artistic creations throughout his life. While living in England, he had the opportunity to study the design and purpose of Stonehenge. His desire to copy Stonehenge in physical size and placement came to fruition in the summer of 1987 with the help of many family members. 

© David Moenkhaus - All Rights Reserved 773 612-4166

Carhenge – near Alliance, NE. © David Moenkhaus – All Rights Reserved

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