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Sundial 315
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   47° 40.7' N Longitude:   122° 23.7' W
Location:
  • West side of Webster (Playground) Park, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117
 
Description:
  • An interesting equatorial dial 30 inches in diameter, made of bronze and terrazzo, sitting upon a tapered concrete pedestal cylinder that almost, but not quite, looks like a large flower pot. The dial plate is plainly decorated with a gnomon pole about 1.5 inches in diameter. Sitting at the north end of the pole is a very nice globe of the earth with continents in relief.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Inscribed, "WE DO NOT INHERIT THIS LAND FROM OUR PARENTS, WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN", NATIVE AMERICAN SAYING
  • Designer: Chuck Nafziger
  • Builder: Chuck Nafziger
  • Construction Date: Spring, 1997
 
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