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Joshua Tree  

Sundial 625
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   34° 08.1' N Longitude:   116° 16.6' W
Location:
  • 6527 White Feather Road
    Joshua Tree, CA
 
Description:
  • A 5 foot diameter steel armillary sphere with 6 foot gnomon rod. Inner surface of equatorial ring has cast Roman numerals; outer surface has cast Zodiac signs colored gold. Sphere is supported by 13 inch high four-flange base. Dial sits on a 42 inch high cast concrete cylindrical base.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: San Bernardino County, California
  • STAND STILL, YOU EVER MOVING SPHERES OF HEAVEN, THAT TIME MAY CEASE AND MIDNIGHT NEVER COME. CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, 1564-1593
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  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: c. 1984