Many of us own the Destination Highways: Washington
edition. It's worth owning if you don't have it. Chances are you can peruse someone else's copy at The
Gather to discover day rides that are nearby. Or just ask — many of us have ridden most all the
roads near Maryhill State Park and are more than happy to share that knowledge. Be forewarned, much B.S.
The millionaire Samuel Hill, a businessman and "good roads" advocate in the Pacific Northwest, became
associated with the phrase in the 1920s. A reference appeared in Time magazine when Hill convinced Queen
Marie of Romania to travel to rural Washington to dedicate Hill's Maryhill Museum of Art. The fact that
"Father of Good Roads" Samuel Hill hadn't been born when the figure of speech first appeared in a
publication rules out the possibility that he was the original Sam Hill in question.