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Salt Lake City  

Sundial 114
State/Province:  Utah Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   41° N Longitude:   112° W
Location:
  • Temple Square, near Mormon Tabernacle
 
Description:
  • Horizontal brass dial with a hexagonal shape, about 8 inches on a side. .Unusually small gnomon, only about 4 inches high. A beehive in relief is pictured at the base of the gnomon, perhaps explaining the hexagonal dial shape. Roman numerals with hour and quarter hour lines. Dial sits on a hexagonal pillar.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mormon Church
  • Knowledge is sun of youth's bright day
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