Ecclesiastes 3 (KJV) - Archie Lynn Chase Sundial - Greenwood Village, CO
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N 39° 37.780 W 104° 52.862
13S E 510209 N 4386661
This is an partially modified version of Ecclesiastes 3 substitutes under 'heaven' with 'the sun' to better fit the sundial.
Waymark Code: WMHENQ
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 07/01/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

The engraving reads:

"To everything there is a
season and a time for every
purpose under the sun."

The King James Version reads:

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven"

And there there is the song by Pete Seeger ... (visit link)


The plaque and engravings on the sundial reads:

This sundial complex
is a gift to the friends of
Archie Lynn Chase
and all the students and faculty
of Cherry Creek High School
May 26, 1977
Presented by his family

Archie Lynn Chase Sundial
"I count nothing but sunny hours."

"To everything there is a
season and a time for every
purpose under the sun."

When early man stuck a straight stick
in the ground and noted its changing
shadow, he created on of man's first
scientific instruments. Over thousands
of years, trial and error methods even-
tually produced sundials of fair accur-
acy. It was not until the sciences of
mathematics and astronomy were devel-
oped during the Renaissance period
that accurate sundials were made. Sun-
dials makers (gnomonists) reached their
zenith in the early 19th century. THen
the advancing skills of clockmakers
replaced sundials. Today, time can be
measured to a millionth of a second,
however, our time is still based on the
sun's eternal paths across our sky.

Copyright 1977
Erickson Memorial Company
Denver, Colorado

"The Archie Lynn Chase Sundial is an equatorial polar dial. Unlike other monumental polar dials (designed by Erickson Monument Co), the dial face is more of a rounded square than a circular disk. Hours, half hours, quarter hours and five minute lines mark the time from 4am to 8pm. The hour lines are rotated for the site latitude. A steel gnomon rod about 3 inches in diameter casts the shadow. Has a plaque describing the Equation of Time." (from (visit link) )

I have not been able to find information about who Archie Lynn Chase was. The area of the sundial was being renovated when I took the photos. I will try to get photos after the renovation. The sundial is on the school property, so please follow school rules when visiting. Parking may be found at N39° 37.715, W104° 52.895.
9300 E. Union Greenwood Village, CO USA

Website: Not listed

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