The Kerrville Trailblazers are hosting a walk in the Hill Country this coming Saturday, March 20th. The walk is in the unique town of Ingram, Texas, and walkers will be able to enjoy sites such as the Guadalupe River, a replica of Stonehenge, and some interesting public art. The Stonehenge replica is titled “Stonehenge II,” and it is 60 percent as tall as the original and 90 percent as large in circumference.
Martin Callahan took these pictures on the Ingram walk in September of 2018, and he is sharing them with us for this post. In the picture above, Dee R. is standing in front of Stonehenge II with her dog, Hogarth.
Below are more pictures from the trail, with captions below each one. Also, for all the details on this weekend’s walk, you can download the walk brochure here:
Martin also provided the following information along with his photos, to provide some background on the replicas:
The original heads known as Moai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. The moai are chiefly the living faces (aringa ora) of deified ancestors (aringa ora ata tepuna). The statues still gazed inland across their clan lands when Europeans first visited the island in 1722, but all of them had fallen by the latter part of the 19th century. For more information online on the original heads visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moai
These 13-foot replica heads and Stonehenge II were created by Al Shepperd and Doug Hill as an amusing art project at his home in nearby Hunt, Texas. Shepperd passed away in 1994 and the Easter Island heads and Stonehenge II were sold to the City of Ingram and moved to their new location in 2011. For more information online on the heads and Stonehenge II visit: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7819.
Thanks, Martin, for sharing these pictures!