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Coalinga  

Sundial 764
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   36° 09.393' N Longitude:   120° 20.932' W
Location:
  • Coalinga Centennial Park
    El Rancho Blvd. at Posa Chanet Blvd.
    Coalinga
 
Description:
  • A 26 inch diameter hand-carved, lacquer-coated beige sandstone horizontal dial set flush in a massive cast concrete pedestal. Dial has a thick stone gnomon, hour, half-hour and quarter-hour lines with Arabic ST hour numerals corrected for longitude. Face is marked with symbols showing sunrise and sunset times on solstices and equinoxes and with location coordinates. Dial face includes a hand carved graphic of a Valley Oak tree, symbolic of the San Joaquin Valley dial location.

    The dial is embedded in a three foot cube cast concrete pedestal bearing a bas relief image of a horned toad, mascot of the Coalinga High School and the city centennial dates 1906 - 2006.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Coalinga
  • COALINGA CENTENNIAL 1906 2006
  • Designer: John Carmichael and Glenn Mitchell
  • Builder: John Carmichael and City of Coalinga
  • Construction Date: 2010
 

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