Art: Sam Hill's Folly

On a lonely hillside in the State of Washington, overlooking the gorge of the Columbia River, the late railroad builder Samuel Hill (no kin to James J. Hill, though he married James J.'s daughter) built himself a castle. Modeled after a German fortress, Sam Hill's castle was finished in 1914 in anticipation of a promised visit from his good friend, the King of the Belgians. Because of World War I. the King never got there. But 14 years ago

Sam Hill did succeed in entertaining royalty: Queen Marie of Rumania, who left several crates...

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