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Rock Island  

Sundial: 974
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 30.605' N  90° 33.901' W
Location:
  • Quad City Botanical Garden
    2525 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL. Located in the Children's Garden.
    Admission Fee required
 
Description:
  • This analemmatic dial is 20-foot wide within a 30-foot circle, all made of colored concrete. The Arabic dial hour markers follow an ellipse from 6 am to 6 pm. The dial is decorated with a botanical and Rotary Club theme. Gears and the Rotary 4-way test are interspersed with flowers and leaves of the four seasons.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Quad City Botanical Garden
  • "Truth - Lily of the Valley
    Fair - Arborvitae
    Goodwill - Mullein
    Beneficial - Mignonette
    Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter"
    dedicated to the Rotary Club of Rock Island centennial, 1914-2014
  • Designer: Rotary Club of Rock Island
  • Builder: Rotary Club of Rock Island
  • Construction Date: 2014
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 11:19
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