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Stanbridge East  

Sundial 828
State/Province:  Quebec Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   45° 7.2433' N Longitude:   72° 54.9167' W
Location:
  • Chemin Caleb Tree at Pike River, in a park across the river from the old mill
 
Description:
  • The sundial is a 10-inch circular bronze horizontal dial engraved with hours in Roman numerals from IIII to VIII, (4 am to 8 pm) and marks for the half and quarter hours. A compass rose shows 32 compass points. Unfortunately the gnomon is missing. It was originally fastened by two weak screws. Attempts to solder the gnomon in place failed.

    This horizontal dial is part of a historic monument showing the genealogy of the original 31 Stanbridge settler families. These pioneers migrated from the New England states following the American Revolution and before 1830. This significant historical marker is suffering from neglect. The 30-inch granite square base is tilted due to frost heaving.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Town of Stanbridge East (Hotel de Ville)
  • STANBRIDGE SETTLERS ARRIVING FROM THE NORTH EASTERN STATES BEFORE 1830
    BOCKUS GARDINER MOORE STONE KEMP TITTEMORE HARRIS ANDERSON CORNELL CHANDLER SAGER BOOMHOWER RHICARD KNIGHT SAXE COREY BLINN WESTOVER PALMER TREE CHRYSLER GAGE WIGHTMAN VAUGHAN RICE PHELPS MARTINDALE STANTON BAKER SCAGEL STOLIKER
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