Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Lloydminster  

Sundial: 392
State/Province:  Alberta Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   53° 15.829' N Longitude: 110° 2.127' W
Location:
  • Located in Bud Miller All Season's Park located at 29th Street and
    57th Avenue.
 
Description:
  • At 197 feet in diameter, this is one of the largest horizontal dials in North America. It's location is on the 4th meridian at 110:0 west, a line that separates Alberta and Saskatchewan and divides the city of Lloydminister in half. The gnomon is constructed from 8 inch black schedule 40 - carbon steel pipe that is painted yellow. It is 23 feet in length and is supported on a reinforced concrete base 30 inches wide and 8 feet long. It is surrounded by massive boulders partially buried in the ground. The giant hour lines are made of pavers laid on a sand and gravel base. The raised hour numbers are sandblasted on 16 inch square treated timber posts that are mounted in concrete.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Lloydminster
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
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  • Lloydminister began as a single town in 1903, but was split in 1905 with the survey that created Alberta and Saskatchewan. The town remained divided until 1930 when by joint decree it was amalgamated back into a single city.