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Sundial 389
State/Province:  Arizona Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   34° 11' N Longitude:   112° 08' W
Location:
  • Sunset Point Rest Area, 50 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona on Interstate Hwy 17 at exit 252
 
Description:
  • Horizontal dial approximately 10 feet in diameter. Made of concrete and granite. Commemorates Arizona Dept. of Transportation employees who were killed in the line of duty.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
  • "A sundial is a living object. It needs no winding and no weight. It has something to say and says it. It speaks about time never ceasing to recall the flight of time, its tragedy and irreversibility for men. The thoughts arise of Earth, of the end of everything, of eternity, of the word beyond." by Ren? R. J. Rohr

    On the gnomon: "As the sun sets over our fallen companions, may they always be remembered"
  • Designer: Ed Carrol
  • Builder: Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Construction Date: 18-Apr-98
 
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