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Sundial 227
State/Province:  Minnesota Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Deplorable
Latitude:   40° 20' 16" N Longitude:   91° 12' 07 W
Location:
  • Tettegouche State Park, 474 US Highway 61 East
 
Description:
  • A horizontal dial on the ground, with an hour circle about 12 feet. The gnomon is of steel, about 4 foot high. The gnomon is oriented to magnetic north. It is not an accurate device. Three boulders surround the dial and cut off the shadow much of the time. Gravel hour circle has rocks to mark the hours, but the rocks can be moved and are strewn all about. More suggestive of a dial than a real dial.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: State of Minnesota
  • Designer: Kinki Anthony Akagawa
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1986