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Carhenge celebrates Summer Solstice, 27th anniversary

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Hundreds came out to celebrate the Summer Solstice and the anniversary one of western Nebraska's quirkiest landmarks on Saturday. 

Carhenge was dedicated on June 21, 1987. 

People from across the panhandle and across the state came out to see the wacky site, with cars protruding from the ground, stacked on top of each other, and aligned in a circle. 

And among the hundreds of people that came out to the landmark today, there was one very special person in attendance, Jim Reinders, the creator of Carhenge.

"Its very nostalgic for me to get to see everyone come out here, because when we put this up 27 years ago, it was only a one week effort. We didn't expect it would be here today, I didn't expect I would still be here today," Reinders said. 

A Summer Solstice celebration also took place on the other side of the world, at Stonehenge, which served as Jim Reinders inspiration to build Nebraska's Carhenge.
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