Sundial: 1060
State/Province:  Nevada Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 32.717’ N  118° 39.283’ W
  • Hawthorne Army Depot
    Hawthorne, Nevada

    At the base of the flagpole on the parade grounds

  • This is a typical US Navy sundial designed by RADM Farenholt. Brass, 18 inch inches (46cm) in diameter. It was installed at the Nevada site when it was a US Navy Ammunition Depot. The motto is in Spanish (a characteristic only found on the Naval Hospital Mare Island (1919), Naval Hospital San Diego (1924), Naval Ammunition Depot Hawthorne (1930), and Naval Air Station Sunnyvale (1933) dials. Note that the Spanish motto was used in the West, identical to Naval Air Station, Sunnyvale and nearly that of Naval Hospital Mare Island ("Hoye" on the Hathorne and Sunnyvale dials and "Hoyen" on the Mare Island dial). All other Farenholt sundials have unique mottos.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: US Army
  • United States Naval Ammunition Depot
    Hawthorne, Nevada

    Como La Sombra Hoye(n) La Hora:
    As the shadow today is in the hour

  • Designer: Ammen. Farenholt
  • Builder: US Navy Foundry
  • Construction Date: 1930

Last Revised: 2022-05-14 19:15