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Dawson Creek  

Sundial 929
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Good
Latitude:   55° 45.178' N Longitude:   120° 14.100' W
Location:
  • Located across the street from the Dawson Creek Public Library in the Peace Park, at 10th Street between McKellar Drive and 108th Avenue in downtown Dawson Creek.
 
Description:
  • An analemmatic dial 23 feet 7 inches wide consisting of a simple concrete slab with black painted marking. Shows solar time plus one hour (akin to Daylight Saving Time). Dial is in memory of a local artist and community activist Edna McPhail (1923 - 2008) who championed the development of the Peace Park in which the dial is located.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Dawson Creek
  • "The shadow by my finger cast,
    divides the future from the past"

    "Edna McPhail Sundial"

    A bronze dedication plaque fixed to the dial has the words:
    In memory of Edna and Jim McPhail
    For outstanding service to our city
    Dawson Creek Beautification Committee 2011
    "Just Do It"
  • Designer: Modern Sunclocks (a business in Scotland)
  • Builder: The Dawson Creek Beautification Committee
  • Construction Date: 2011
 

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