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Watertown in Codington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Forsburg Park Sundial

 
 
Forsburg Park Sundial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 24, 2017
1. Forsburg Park Sundial Marker
Inscription.

This sundial and this park are dedicated to time.
Time is a paradox. . . we never seem to have enough.
Yet we have all the time there is.

We chose the sundial the oldest known device for
Measuring time as a means of taking time to say
thank you for all our blessings. The sundial
marks time by measuring the angle of the
shadow cast by the sun an is believed to
have been used in Babylon as early as 2000 B.C.

May this memorial remind you that all mortals
time on earth is limited and that you must take
time to enjoy your life as well as time
to enjoy the ones you love.

The Forsberg Family

1989
South Dakota Centennial

Time
Nothing is longer since it is the measure of eternity.
Nothing is shorter, since it is insufficient for the Accomplishment of our projects.
Nothing is more slow to him that expects. Nothing more rapid to him that enjoys.
In greatness it extends to infinity. In smallness, it is infinitely Divisible.
All men neglect it. All regret the loss of it. Nothing can be done without it.
It consigns to oblivion whatever is unworthy of being transmitted to posterity and it immortalizes such actions as are truly great.

Voltaire

 
Location.
Forsburg Park Sundial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 24, 2017
2. Forsburg Park Sundial Marker
44° 56.542′ N, 97° 10.321′ W. Marker is in Watertown, South Dakota, in Codington County. Marker is on State Highway 20 one mile east of 351st Ave. Touch for map. Marker is located in Forsburg Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72 N Lake Dr, Watertown SD 57201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old M. & ST. L. Depot Museum (approx. 3.9 miles away); Post Office & Auditorium (approx. 4.1 miles away); Codington County Courthouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Watertown (approx. 4.3 miles away); Dexter Cemetery (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Horology
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
Forsburg Park Sundial image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 24, 2017
3. Forsburg Park Sundial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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