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Taos  

Sundial: 493
State/Province:  New Mexico Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 36° 24.667' N  105° 35.583' W
Location:
  • West of Taos Library parking lot
    402 Camino de la Placita
    Taos
 
Description:
  • A copper and bronze horizontal dial about 15 x 15 inches. The dial was built by the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp, an organization the helps direct the energies of "at risk" youth. Base of dial is clad with 2x4 inch glazed tiles made by all the 5th graders in town. There is a compass rose around the base and on dedication day, an area of wet cement was available those present to make an inscription or hand print.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Town of Taos
  • Inscribed, "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven."
  • Designer: Gino Schiavone
  • Builder: Gino Schiavone and Rocky Mountain Youth Corp
  • Construction Date: 2003
 

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