Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

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Sundial: 971
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 8.550' N  87° 19.559' W
Location:
  • The Sun Aura Resort, 3449 IN-10, Lake Village, IN 46349. In front of The Roundhouse is the Leg Sundial. Admission fee to this clothing-optional resort. Must be over 21 to enter. "If you come to the front desk during business hours we'll be happy to let you pop in to camp long enough to see [the Leg] and get a picture."
 
Description:
  • This dial consists of a fiberglass 18-foot high 36-foot gnomon in the shape of a bare tan-colored human leg. Hence the dial's name of "The Leg". The tip of the toe acts as a nodus. There are no hour lines and no declination lines. Instead, during summer months a series of hour markers are arranged on ground beneath the path of the nodus shadow.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: The Sun Aura Resort
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1970
 
References: Web Links:
  • From Sun Aura website: "Our famous giant sundial leg: an artifact of the 70's still proudly kicking!"

    "After purchasing camp in February of 2015 our new owners Marty and Diane knew that she needed to be brought back to her former glory or we'd risk losing her. 46 years in the Indiana weather had taken their toll. She's been painted numerous times over the last 4 decades, but this time a much more thorough approach was undertaken: take her all the way down, fi

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 10:01
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