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Sundial 452
State/Province:  New Mexico Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
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Location:
  • New Mexico State University, in front of Hadley Hall
 
Description:
  • A large equatorial dial with steel gnomon. The massive dial is set simply on a set of tiered platforms. The inner tiers are rotated from the outer to align to the cardinal points. Elsie Raye Rigney Carr and Dr. Jesse Lawrence Carr gave the dial to the university in 1975 in memory of Raye Hines Rigney, Class of 1911.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: New Mexico State University
  • Designer: Gerald E. Ohsfeld
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1974
 
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