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Sundial 365
State/Province:  Vermont Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Direct E/W and Polar Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   43° 07' N Longitude:   72° 54' W
Location:
  • On the grounds of the Westminster West School, about 7 miles north of Putney, VT on the Westminster West Road, just north of the village of Westminster West.
 
Description:
  • This whimsical dial looking like a cut-out face is actually an East and West Vertical dial and a Polar dial. It stands about 4 feet high, and is built out of 1 inch steel plate fabricated in Windsor VT and installed on the Westminster West School grounds on a buried concrete pier. Near noon, a beam of sunlight shining through an "ear" indicates the date.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Westminster West School
  • This sundial was installed to honor Claire Oglesby's three decades of service to the community as a teacher at the Westminster West School.
  • Designer: Mac Oglesby
  • Builder: fabricated in Windsor, VT
  • Construction Date: Jun-96
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium