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North American Sundial Society

Omaha  

Sundial: 653
State/Province:  Nebraska Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 13.492' N  95° 55.460' W
Location:
  • Henry Doorley Zoo
    Garden of the Senses
    Omaha, Nebraska
 
Description:
  • A five foot granite equatorial dial on a granite and stone pedestal with a 5 inch diameter stainless steel gnomon extending through the dial face. Arabic hour numerals for 4 AM to 9 PM are shown on the north face and for 6 AM to 7 PM on the south face. Dial is within the Henry Doorley Zoo which may require admission to see the dial, which is a memorial to Marcia Bekins Shepard. Dial sits on a granite disk atop a mortared stone pedestal.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Doorley Zoo, City of Omaha
  • Marcia Bekins Shepard Memorial
    Given in loving memory of our Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunt & Cousin
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Possibly Cold Spring Granite Co.
 
References:
  • See also Dial 415 in Lincoln, Nebraska

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