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North American Sundial Society

Gettysburg  

Sundial 699
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   39° 47.5' N Longitude:   77° 15.5' W
Location:
  • Front lawn
    Eisenhower National Historical Site
 
Description:
  • An elaborate gold-colored horizontal dial located on the front lawn of the Eisenhower National Historical Site. The dial was a gift of the National Watch and Clock Collectors. Dial face includes hour lines with Roman hour numerals and a poetic verse describing time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: US National Park Service
  • Time is
    Too Slow for Those Who Wait
    Too Swift for Those Who Fear
    Too Long for Those Who Grieve
    Too Short for Those Who Rejoice
    But for Those Who Love
    Time is
    Eternity
  • Designer: Mr. Barny of New York City
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1955
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15