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Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Rolla Stonehenge: A Vision Made In Stone

Dr. Joseph H. Senne Jr.

 
 
Rolla Stonehenge: A Vision Made In Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2020
1. Rolla Stonehenge: A Vision Made In Stone Marker
Inscription.  

Dr. Joseph Senne, Dr. David Summers and Chancellor Joseph Marchello, set out in 1982 to develop a model of Stonehenge on the Missouri S&T campus. Senne, an avid astronomer, helped design and made the astronomical calculations for the replica. He worked with Summers and the Waterjet Laboratory to carve the stones from Missouri granite. Weighing approximately 160 tons, the stones were precisely cut and placed, and S&T's Stonehenge was dedicated on the summer solstice in 1984. That same year, the National Society of Professional Engineers named Rolla's Stonehenge one of its top 10 outstanding engineering achievements.

Senne joined the Missouri S&T faculty as an instructor in civil engineering in 1948 and served as chair of the department from 1965 to 1985. This plaque serves as a memorial to Senne and his vision for Rolla's Stonehenge.
 
Erected 2017 by Missouri University of Science and Technology.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceAnthropology & ArchaeologyEducationScience & Medicine.
 
Location.

Rolla Stonehenge: A Vision Made In Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2020
2. Rolla Stonehenge: A Vision Made In Stone Marker
Marker is in the right foreground, on the left side of the Heel Stone
37° 57.391′ N, 91° 46.57′ W. Marker is in Rolla, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is on Bishop Avenue (U.S. 63) south of Vichy Road (County Highway 232), on the left when traveling south. Marker and monument are northwest of McNutt Hall, on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1550 North Bishop Avenue, Rolla MO 65401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UM-Rolla Stonehenge (here, next to this marker); Lunar Eclipse Predictions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Polaris Window (within shouting distance of this marker); The Analemma (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street and Downtown Rolla (approx. 0.4 miles away); "White" USO (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scott's Drugs (approx. half a mile away); Grant Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rolla.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stonehenge plaque honoring Joe Senne will be unveiled (Missouri S&T, 2017). (Submitted on October 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Joseph Harold Senne Jr. 1919 - 2016, Obituary. (Submitted on October 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Missouri S&T Stonehenge, ‘tis a magic place…’. (Submitted on October 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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