Maryhill is a location in Klickitat County and around the turn of the last century, this land captured the imagination of a very rich man who decided to create a town. His name was Sam Hill and he built a huge mansion that today is Maryhill Museum. The land where I painted today, is also a part of his dream and below us you can see the verdant green where he envisioned a town. The town never came to reality, but it has become a great location for orchards of cherries, apricots, and wonderful juicy peaches. Above Maryhill there is a cattle ranch and some vineyards. Interesting area with a colorful history.
Sam Hill named everything Maryhill after his wife, who took one look and headed back east, then Sam decided to settle in Portland with his mistress.